Lady Be Bad by Candice Hern
The Merry Widows Series

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Fans of the historical romances of Sabrina Jeffries, Loretta Chase, and Jo Beverly will enjoy this sexy, award-winning romance by New York Times bestselling author Candice Hern.

John Grayston, seventh Viscount Rochdale, has never refused a wager, especially one that involves enticing a beautiful woman into his bed. He’s willing to stake his most prized possession that there’s not a single woman in all England immune to his charms. But when the object of the wager is the prim and proper Grace Marlowe, he has to turn on the full force of his seductive charm.

Grace’s stalwart virtue is put to the test when the infamous libertine shows an unexpected interest in her. Outraged, flattered, and reluctantly attracted, she soon finds herself falling under the spell of the man behind the scandalous reputation. Rochdale, in turn, is delighted to discover a fiery passion beneath the widow’s prudish façade. But when hearts and lives become tangled in the gamble, the truth of his seduction could ruin everything.

"Exquisitely sensual, brilliantly plotted, and laced with wicked wit, this latest addition to Hern's "Merry Widows" series sparkles with rare fire as its sheltered heroine comes into her own in the arms of a charming rascal and learns just how rewarding it is to be 'bad'." – Library Journal

"Richly nuanced characters, wickedly subtle wit, and elegantly sensual style." -- BookList

"Perfect! Absolutely, positively, without a doubt, LADY BE BAD is an utterly perfect read!" – Romance Reader at Heart

About Candice Hern

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Candice Hern lives in San Francisco in a house cluttered with African violets, orchids, Regency period antiques, and mountains of reference books. She visits England annually for inspiration. When not escaping into the world of Regency romance, she works in marketing for a software company. This is her sixth Regency romance novel. Readers may contact her at or visit her web site at
Published January 27, 2012 by Signet. 320 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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