To Sin With A Scoundrel

By Cara Elliott (Mass Market, 2010)
A reclusive widow known for her scientific scholarship, Lady Ciara Sheffield is shadowed by rumors that she poisoned her husband . . . A rakehell rogue notorious for his devil-may-care antics, Lucas Bingham--the Earl of Hadley--is not accused of murdering anything--save for the rules of Polite Society. The only thing they have in common is seeing their names featured in the lurid gossip columns of London's newspapers. Until an ancient manuscript draws them together.

Ciara needs a titled fiancé to quell the slanderous speculations which may send her to the gallows. Lucas needs brilliant scholar to help his elderly uncle decipher the secrets of the mysterious manuscript. So when her friends urge her to accept the earl's proposal of a temporary alliance, Ciara decides that she has no choice but to make a deal with the Devil. And so begins a seductive dance of sinful pleasures and hidden desires as the two of them waltz through the mansions of Mayfair. Lies, intrigue, treachery, sex. They find themselves facing slanderous whispers, unscrupulous relatives-not to speak of their own simmering passions, which quickly ignite into dangerous flames. It's a potent mix and the result may be explosive-and perhaps deadly-if they don't watch their step.

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    • Format: Mass Market

    • Price: $6.99 US/$8.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780446541299

    • On Sale Date: 03/01/2010

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

    • Imprint: Forever

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A reclusive widow known for her scientific scholarship, Lady Ciara Sheffield is shadowed by rumors that she poisoned her husband . . . A rakehell rogue notorious for his devil-may-care antics, Lucas Bingham--the Earl of Hadley--is not accused of murdering anything--save for the rules of Polite Society. The only thing they have in common is seeing their names featured in the lurid gossip columns of London's newspapers. Until an ancient manuscript draws them together.

Ciara needs a titled fiancé to quell the slanderous speculations which may send her to the gallows. Lucas needs brilliant scholar to help his elderly uncle decipher the secrets of the mysterious manuscript. So when her friends urge her to accept the earl's proposal of a temporary alliance, Ciara decides that she has no choice but to make a deal with the Devil. And so begins a seductive dance of sinful pleasures and hidden desires as the two of them waltz through the mansions of Mayfair. Lies, intrigue, treachery, sex. They find themselves facing slanderous whispers, unscrupulous relatives-not to speak of their own simmering passions, which quickly ignite into dangerous flames. It's a potent mix and the result may be explosive-and perhaps deadly-if they don't watch their step.

Cara Elliott started writing Western novels at the age of five. Later, she changed her genre to Regency romance after reading Pride and Prejudice. She graduated from Yale University, and she now lives and works in New York City.
  • "In this nicely steamy debut, ...the romance is well drawn and intriguing."

  • RAVES FOR To Sin With A Scoundrel:

    "A well-constructed novel of relationships and suspense.  Great character development, plentiful dialogue often touched with humor, spicy sexual tension, and exciting plotlines combine to make it a winner." (Romance Reviews Today).

  • "The first in the Circle of Sin series by talented author Cara Elliott...this story had everything a reader could desire in a book, adventure, humor, mystery, romance, and a very naughty rake."

  • "4 1/2 stars!  Author Cara Elliott has created a magnificently compelling read!  She has paired a scholar and a scoundrel...and I had a wonderful time watching the chemistry of these two characters mix." (huntressreviews.com).

Product Details

To Sin With A Scoundrel
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $6.99 US/$8.99 CAN
  • Pages: 384
  • Physical Dimensions: 4-3/16" x 6-3/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780446541299
  • On Sale Date: 03/01/2010
To Sin With A Scoundrel