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WOLF Publishing

Once Upon a Temptingly Ruinous Kiss

#2 The Whickertons in Love

Bree Wolf

In this Regency romance by USA Today bestselling and HOLT Medallion winning author BREE WOLF, a brooding marquess and a bookish lady realize that love can conquer all…particularly when one least expects it.

A marquess hell-bent on revenge.
A lady haunted by her past.
And an encounter that just might save them both.

England 1802: LADY LEONORA, daughter to the EARL OF WHICKERTON, longs to understand…the world in its entirety, particularly, human nature. Always observing those around her, Leonora finds herself utterly fascinated by what people say and do, by how their eyes reflect what is in their hearts and how each and every emotion can be read upon another’s face. It is a language unto itself, and Leonora is determined to record every little discovery in her trusted notebook, her constant companion…even when attending balls.



Unfortunately, one night, Leonora’s curiosity leads her astray, forcing a lesson upon her that she cannot forget: the greatest evil hides behind the most charming smile.




DRAKE SHAW, MARQUESS OF PEMBERTON, lives a life of regret and shame. Unable to right a wrong of his past, he seeks to punish those without honor. He lives for the hunt, preying on men who dare raise a hand against those they ought to protect. Over time, Drake has developed a keen eye for a lady who has been hurt. He recognizes the look of fear and pain in her eyes and understands it for what it is: the need for revenge.



Until one day, Drake comes face to face with a young lady who surprises him at every turn. She is vulnerable and fearful, but also brave and…dauntless. Thrown off balance, Drake soon realizes that living for revenge might no longer be all he desires.

Once Upon a Temptingly Ruinous Kiss

Narrator: Lucy Rayner

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