Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Read an #Excerpt from I'm Only Wicked with You by Julie Anne Long




About the Book


I'm Only Wicked with You
(The Palace of Rogues #3)
by Julie Anne Long

ebook, 400 pages
Published August 24th 2021 by Avon
ISBN0063044129 
USA Today bestselling author Julie Anne Long continues her Palace of Rogues series with a brand-new romance about an ambitious American and a headstrong British heiress.

He's the battle-hardened son of a bastard, raised in the wilds of New York. She's the sheltered, blue-blooded darling of the London broadsheets, destined to marry a duke. Their worlds could only collide in a boardinghouse by the London docks...and when they do, the sparks would ignite all of England.

Nothing can stop Hugh Cassidy's drive to build an American empire...unless it's his new nemesis, the arrogant, beautiful, too-clever-by-half Lady Lillias Vaughn. The fascination is mutual. The temptation is merciless. And the inevitable indiscretion? Soul-searing—and the ruination of them both. Hugh's proposal salvages Lillias' honor but kills their dreams for their futures...until they arrive at a plan that could honorably set them free.

But unraveling their entanglement inadvertently uncovers enthralling truths: about Lillias' wounded, tender heart and fierce spirit. About Hugh's stunning gentleness, depth, and courage. Soon, Hugh knows that as surely as he'd fight a thousand battles to win her...the best way to love Lillias means breaking his own heart.



Excerpt


“Now that you’ve seen the view, I’d be grateful if you’d allow me to see to it that you come safely down off the roof now.”
She didn’t reply to this. But she did knot her shawl snugly about her in preparation for descent, and he plucked up the lamp. Then she turned to him again. And because he wasn’t about to deny himself the pleasure of it, he drank her in by lamplight and moonlight one last time, the way she’d drunk in that view. He was still amazed that this magical combination of features, animated by this particular maddening person, could cause him to lose his breath.
She knew precisely what he was thinking.
“I’m not naive, Mr. Cassidy,” she said. Deadly earnest. Her voice was barely above a whisper.
“Not completely,” she added. It was very nearly a plea.
Oh God. It was like a kick in the solar plexus.
It sounded less like a dare than an invitation.
But it was definitely both.
He imagined how he would begin. How her face would feel cradled in his hand. Her delicate, clean-lined jaw, her skin like a petal. The path his lips would follow.
One kiss. What harm could there be?




Palace of Rogues Series




About the Author


USA Today bestselling author Julie Anne Long originally set out to be a rock star when she grew up (and she has the guitars and fringed clothing stuffed in the back of her closet to prove it), but writing was always her first love. Since hanging up her guitar for the computer keyboard, her books frequently top reader and critic polls and have been nominated for numerous awards, including the Rita, Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice, and The Quills, and reviewers have been known to use words like “dazzling,” “brilliant,” and “impossible to put down” when describing them. Julie lives in Northern California. http://www.julieannelong.com



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