A Most Scandalous Proposal

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Ballantine Books * February 26, 2013

ISBN-10: 0345534743 * ISBN-13: 978-0345534743

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After watching her beloved sister Sophia pine over the ton’s Golden Boy for years, Miss Julia St. Claire has foresworn love and put herself firmly on the shelf. Unfortunately, her social-climbing mother and debt-ridden father have other ideas, and jump at the chance to marry Julia off to the newly-named Earl of Clivesden…the man of Sophia’s dreams.

Since resigning his Cavalry commission, Benedict Revelstoke has spent his time in London avoiding the marriage mart. But when he discovers that the Earl of Clivesden has set Julia in his sights, Benedict tries to protect his childhood best friend from the man’s advances—only to discover more than friendship driving his desire to defend her. He surprises them both with the force of his feelings, but when she refuses him and her father announces her betrothal, he fears he’s lost her forever—until Julia approaches him with a shocking scheme that will ruin her for all respectable society…

…and lead them into an exquisite world of forbidden pleasures.

 

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Praise for A Most Scandalous Proposal:

“Ashlyn Macnamara brings all the elegance and romance of the Regency to life with this tale of high-stakes scandal and heartfelt passion.  A MOST SCANDALOUS PROPOSAL is a most delicious treat!”

~Tessa Dare, New York Times bestselling author

“Two powerful love stories packed in one fabulous read! Ashlyn Macnamara delights all the senses.”

~Tracey Devlyn, award-winning author of A LADY’S REVENGE

“Fun. Fun. Fun. From start to finish. Witty and engaging. This really is Sense and Sensibility with sex. I look forward to Ms. Macnamara’s next book!”

~Valerie Bowman, author of SECRETS OF A WEDDING NIGHT

“Newcomer Macnamara delivers a Regency romance that exemplifies the era’s obsession with making a “good” marriage. She skillfully incorporates the mores, customs an nuances of society into a charming tale and then adds a fresh spin as she delves into the intricate relationship between the sisters. Marriage-minded readers will find themselves happily enchanted by this debut.”

~Romantic Times 4-star review

Gossip, scandal, and breezy banter enliven this unusual dual love story that features some beautifully rendered secondary characters, illuminates realistic dilemmas, and highlights the overwhelming importance of one’s social standing (a classic theme in traditional Regency romances).

~Library Journal Romance Reviews

For a new author, Ms. MacNamara’s characters are amazingly realistic, the dialogue is believable and the storyline will keep readers avidly turning the pages. Containing humor, sizzling sensual scenes, secrets, scandal, unrequited love, family dynamics, romance and love, this story is a delight. Although I do not see how Ms. MacNamara can surpass this story, I eagerly await the release of her next book…

~Romance Junkies five-blue ribbon review

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