A Useful Affair

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Mira, 2004 - Fiction - 394 pages
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Married to a scoundrel, Hattie Leggit is desperate to earn enough money to pay off her parents' debt and leave her husband, Bernard, for good. But someone else has plans for revenge against Bernard--plans that involve Hattie. John Elliott blames Bernard for the death of his brother and plots to bring about his ruin by seducing his wife. Little does he know that Hattie might be a willing participant--and that Bernard may be more dangerous than he ever expected.

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User Review  - Stacy - Goodreads

John Elliot, the Marquis of Granville, escaped from being murdered at sea and managed to also save his small cousin, although not her parents. As the two escape to Bath John plans revenge against ... Read full review

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User Review  - Judith - Goodreads

Didn't like the hero, John, weak and he could only think with what was between his legs. Hattie was strong and smart with John but then so weak with her horrible husband. There was no development with ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
15
Section 2
33
Section 3
40
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Stella Cameron was born and raised on the southern coast of England where she met her American husband at a party in London. After their marriage, she left England and went with husband Jerry to Washington State to make a home and raise a family. Like many authors, Stella began her literary career as a reader. As a young girl, Stella was a self-professed reading "addict", devouring all types of literature. She learned very early to retreat from the demands of others into a gentler world -- her own. As a child and a young adult, books saved her because they helped free her while they entertained her. Her love of reading always went side-by-side with her love of writing. Nineteenth-century author Jane Austen was a particular favorite, and Stella admits that she particularly enjoys reading and writing books set in the 1800s, as well as contemporary novels. In 1980, Stella decided she wanted to write professionally. She attended writing classes and wrote short literary fiction for a year. It was during this period that Stella discovered how well-written and intense romantic fiction could be. Using her newly acquired writing skills, she began to write contemporary romantic fiction for Harlequin Americans and Intrigues. After several years, she moved up to Harlequin SuperRomances. In 1992, she made the switch to single titles with her first historical, Only By Your Touch. She has also authored a series entitled Rossmara Quartet along with several other romance titles. Stella Cameron sees herself as an entertainer and historian who adds her perspective to contemporary values through writing.

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