Desired by Nicola Cornick

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Her wicked ways were the talk of the ton

Teresa, Dowager Marchioness of Darent, is rumored to have exhausted her four deceased husbands with her insatiable needs. So it's no surprise that every rake in the ton wants to bed her. If they only knew…through clever marriages to men who would ask nothing of her physical self, Tessa has remained rather innocent in the ways of the bedroom. But now she's on the verge of losing everything and wants to take care of the stepson she's grown to adore.

Enter Captain Owen Purchase. The handsome American adventurer has come into the title of Viscount Rothbury. And the rumors surrounding his injuries at sea suggest that he could fit Tessa's requirements. But little does Tessa realize that the gossipmongers are wrong. She just might lose her heart, and her desires, to the most unlikely of men….


About Nicola Cornick

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USA Today bestselling author Nicola Cornick has written over thirty historical romances for Harlequin and HQN Books. She has been nominated twice for a RWA RITA Award and twice for the UK RNA Award. She works as a historian and guide in a seventeenth century house. In 2006 she was awarded a Masters degree with distinction from Ruskin College, Oxford, where she wrote her dissertation on heroes.
Published December 1, 2011 by HQN Books. 384 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The fifth scandalous heroine in Cornick’s popular historical series is thrice-widowed Tess Derant, a woman with a checkered past and a secret that can land her in jail.

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I felt, in the weeks before their marriage, Owen and Tess created a bond strong enough for Tess to rely on.

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So, to ensure her own safety — as well as the anonymity of her compatriots — Tess begins to think that the best course of action is to marry the man who is the head of the hunt for Jupiter, Owen.

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I loved Tess and Owen so much that I was easily able to overlook other flaws in the book as I was reading it, but they became increasingly apparent once I had finished, as I thought more about the story and prepared to write this review.

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