The Cad

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Harper Collins, May 5, 2009 - Fiction - 368 pages
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Bridget Cooke possesses the gifts London society prizes: genteel manners, intelligence, an exquisite figure. She lacks, however, a fortune. A companion to icy relatives, Bridget resigns herself to a life of solitude, especially because of the childhood scar that mars her lovely face. Little does she expect to receive the vigorous attentions of darkly handsome, rich widower Lord Ewen Sinclair, Regency England's most infamous rake.

In a matter of days, the Sinclair whisks Bridget to the altar and into his passionate embrace. Dismissing the vicious rumors surrounding their hasty marriage, Bridget is sure of Ewen's love, even when he is mysteriously called away. But then a shocking secret from his past emerges, threatening her happiness. If Ewen is a cad and their wedding a lie, as the gossips say, then why does Bridget's very stubborn heart still believe his love is true?


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Review: The Cad (C Series #1)

User Review  - Desi - Goodreads

I have never felt so much anxiety for a woman in a book. He wouldn't introduce her to his friends, or his family, he holed her up in a country house, he made promises, he rushed things, didn't go ... Read full review

Review: The Cad (C Series #1)

User Review  - Shanna Bridegan - Goodreads

I found this book to not be my favorite in the series, but I liked that it was so unpredictable. I would say it is definitely mature though, somewhere in between pg-13 and R. Read full review


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About the author (2009)

Edith Layton loved to write. She wrote articles and opinion pieces for the New York Times and Newsday, as well as for local papers, and freelanced writing publicity before she began writing novels.

Publisher’s Weekly called her “one of romance’s most gifted authors.” She received many awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Romantic Times, and excellent reviews and commendations from Library Journal, Romance Readers Anonymous, and Romance Writers of America. She also wrote historical novels under the name Edith Felber.

Mother of three grown children, she lived on Long Island with her devoted dog, Miss Daisy; her half feral parakeet, Little Richard; and various nameless pond fish in the fishness protection program.

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