She was his savior…
Banished from London for her reckless behavior, Lady Miranda Sinclair is robbed by a dashing highwayman en route to the country. By offering him a kiss in lieu of the jewels she had to leave behind, she commits the very type of act that caused her exile. When her dour guardians extend her punishment to performing charitable work at the local orphanage, she’s further tempted by the home’s owner, a provincial gentleman who stirs her passion.
He was her downfall…
Desperate to save his orphanage from financial catastrophe, Montgomery “Fox” Foxcroft leads a double life as a highwayman. The arrival of wealthy, well-connected Miranda, whose kiss he can’t forget, presents a lawful opportunity to increase his coffers. His problems seem solved—until she rejects his suit. Out of options and falling for the heiress, Fox must risk what principles he has left and take advantage of her wicked ways—even if it ruins them both.
About the Book
Her Wicked Ways
by Darcy Burke
Secrets & Scandals Book One
May 4, 2012
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HER WICKED WAYS is set during Victorian times, when the men were gentleman and the women were ladies who try their hardest to be virtuous. Sometimes that doesn’t simply work.
Miranda is the daughter of a duke but isn’t as well behaved as she should be. She and her brother Jasper had a very strict upbringing with parents who cared for them but didn’t truly accepted them. Miranda is a crazy girl who just wants to have fun, so she parties and loves to flirt with boys. Her proclivities eventually take a toll on her family’s reputation and they intervene. Her punishment comes when they send her to live in Wiltshire, a small town in England far away from London and the Ton.
When she first arrives, she begins working at an orphanage owned by Montgomery Foxcroft. Foxcroft reminds me a bit of Zorro and the infamous Robin Hood (especially the Disney animated fox Robin Hood!). Foxcroft is a young man, who works hard caring for his lands and the orphanage. His money runs thin and he always has to be creative to make sure everyone is paid. Sometimes, that means sacrificing the everything just to get by.
When Foxcroft meets Miranda, he is head-over-heels for her. At first, it almost seems like his interest is solely because she comes from a family of money, but as the story progresses, you see that’s not the case at all.
HER WICKED WAYS is not the start of a beautiful friendship, it’s the beginning of a beautiful love story full of obstacles and emotional rollercoasters. A very wonderful, lovable story, indeed!
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