A rogue ruined . . .He is the Killer Duke, accused of murdering Mara Lowe on the eve of her wedding. With no memory of that fateful night, Temple has reigned over the darkest of London’s corners for twelve years, wealthy and powerful, but beyond redemption. Until one night, Mara resurfaces, offering the one thing he’s dreamed of . . . absolution.A lady returned . . .Mara planned never to return to the world from which she’d run, but when her brother falls deep into debt at Temple’s exclusive casino, she has no choice but to offer Temple a trade that ends in her returning to society and proving to the world what only she knows...that he is no killer.A scandal revealed . . .It’s a fine trade, until Temple realizes that the lady—and her past—are more than they seem. It will take every bit of his strength to resist the pull of this mysterious, maddening woman who seems willing to risk everything for honor . . . and to keep from putting himself on the line for love.
American born author, Sarah Maclean, has given true credence to the historical romance novel. She has been a leader in demonstrating the usefulness of the romance genre, as having a place of importance in gender and cultural studies. Maclean had wanted to be a writer since she was a teenager. She ultimately received a B.A. degree in American Studies from Smith College. Ironically, Maclean and her friends read many romance novels while at Smith.
MacLean moved to New York City as a literary publicist, but then decided to get her master's degree from Harvard University. After returning to NYC, she wrote her first book, The Season, a young adult novel for teens. After that, Maclean wrote her first romance novel, Nine Rules to Break When Romancing A Rake. The Regency historical book received the Romantic Times Magazine Seal of Excellence.
Maclean has been a romance novel review writer for The Washington Post, since 2014. In 2019, she hosted the RITA Awards. She also started a podcast called Fated Mates. She lives with her husband in Brooklyn, New York, and is a self-described feminist.
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