The Counterfeit Mistress

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JOVE, Sep 24, 2013 - Fiction - 336 pages
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From the beloved New York Times bestselling Madeline Hunter comes this riveting historical romance, in which a darkly handsome nobleman is determined to unmask a delicate and mysterious young beauty...

A refugee from the war in France, Marielle Lyon has established herself at the fringes of London society. Claiming to be the niece of an executed aristocrat, Marielle welcomes the gossip that she is a spy. The more eyes she has watching her, the better protected she is?and the better chance she has of saving her father's life.

A warrior at heart, Alban Norwood, Viscount Kendale, would still be in uniform if not for his older brother's untimely death. After all he's seen, Kendale doesn't trust the French?or their femmes fatales. He has set up a surveillance network to ferret out undercover agents, and he believes he's found one in the delicate, mysterious Marielle.

Ready to pounce on his tempting prey, Kendale arranges a meeting with Marielle, who is more beautiful and more cunning than he anticipated. But the Viscount is ready to do whatever it takes to unmask her?even if it means playing a game of seduction?

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User Review  - Sheila1957 - LibraryThing

Kendale is my favorite hero of this series. He is not smooth but he means what he says. Some funny scenes of his friends teaching him how to woo Marielle. We learn Marielle's history. We also learn of how Southwaite, Ambury, and Kendale are helping protect England. Just a fun read! Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

As a French emigré, Marielle Lyon is playing a dangerous game; her compatriots aren't completely convinced she's who she claims to be, while the English are convinced she's a spy.Trying to decipher ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Madeline Hunter has published twenty-three critically acclaimed historical romances. Her books regularly appear on the New York Timesand USA Today bestseller lists. More than five million copies of her books are in print, and her books have been translated into twelve languages. She has won two RITA Awards and is a seven-time RITA finalist. Madeline holds a PhD in art history, which she teaches at the university level.

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