The Love List
Book One: Half Moon House Series
by Deb Marlowe
November 13, 2013
Available in: e-Book
The Harris List of Covent Garden Ladies, that wickedly witty annual register of the city’s lightskirts, was once a London tradition. Now, as all of Europe celebrates the end of the long wars, the scheming Lord Marstoke has revived it—and transformed it into a weapon.
A List no respectable lady wishes to be on . . .
Miss Brynne Wilmott doesn’t belong on the soon-to-be-published List of London’s prostitues, but she escaped the monstrous Marstoke once, with the inadvertent aide of Nathan Russell, the Duke of Aldmere, and now the marquess has revived the List as an act of revenge—and to destroy her future and those who helped her.
The Request a certain Duke has no wish to hear . . .
The Duke of Aldmere doesn’t believe in meddling. Fate has proved that interfering in personal matters only leads to bigger trouble. He has no wish to involve himself in Brynne Wilmott’s affairs, despite her spirited beauty and damned tempting mouth. But she’s discovered that his brother is mixed up in this List business as well. Reluctantly, they agree to work together to prevent the disastrous publication.
Their quest leads them through some of London’s most dangerous haunts and it quickly becomes clear that Marstoke’s plans are more twisted and treasonous than anyone has suspected. Yet the danger and intrique are as nothing compared to the effect than Nathan and Brynne have on each other . . .
Deb Marlowe loves History, England and Men in Boots. Clearly she was meant to write Regency Historical Romance! Deb grew up in Pennsylvania with her nose in a book. Luckily, she'd read enough romances to recognize the true modern hero she met at a college Halloween party---even though he wore a tuxedo t-shirt instead of breeches and tall boots. They married, settled in North Carolina and produced two handsome, intelligent and genuinely amusing boys. Though she spends much of her time with her nose in her laptop, for the sake of her family she does occasionally abandon her inner world for the domestic adventure of laundry, dinner and carpool. Despite her sacrifice, not one of the men in her family is yet willing to don breeches or tall boots. She's working on it. Deb loves to hear from readers! You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.