Lady Margaret Landor first met Sebastian Townshend as a child, when he caught her peeking into her older sister?s engagement ball. Tall, dashing, and charming, Sebastian was one of the most sought-after bachelors in Kent and cut a romantic figure she would not soon forget. Never did she dream that one day she would be living at his family?s magnificent estate with Sebastian?s father, the eighth Earl of Edgewood, as her guardian and Sebastian banished from his family due to the tragic results of a duel.When life at Edgewood takes a sinister turn with the earl suffering a suspicious number of life-threatening accidents, Margaret wonders if Sebastian?s younger brother and his wife have grown impatient to inherit the earldom. Setting out to find the one man she believes can set the situation to rights, she discovers that Sebastian Townshend has forged a new identity for himself on the continent.Now known as The Raven, a deadly mercenary, notorious for accomplishing any mission no matter how seemingly impossible, he has vowed never to return to England. Not until Margaret meets his outrageous monetary demands does Sebastian agree to return home, reluctantly posing as her husband in order to facilitate his return to society. When he learns she cannot afford to pay his fee, he suggests a scandalous trade. As Margaret and Sebastian work to uncover the intrigue at his father?s estate, a fierce passion blooms that neither of them anticipated and neither can resist. But can Margaret persuade Sebastian to abandon the dark path he believes is his fate and claim the life - and love - he deserves? Breathtaking in scope and wondrously passionate, Marriage Most Scandalous is Johanna Lindsey at her finest.
A gentleman lays past ghosts to rest and learns to accept the love in his future in this suspenseful Regency romance by bestselling author Johanna Lindsey. Lady Margaret Landor fears that someone is trying to murder her guardian, the Earl of Edgewood. For assistance, she turns to the earl's estranged elder son, Sebastian Townshend, a sad and bitter man disinherited and exiled from England after he accidentally killed his best friend in a duel. Now a skilled mercenary known as The Raven, Sebastian is not prepared to return to England, nor to face his father, nor to fall passionately in love with Lady Margaret....
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- March 28, 2010
- March 28, 2010
- Johanna Lindsey
- Anne Flosnik (Narrator) , Anne T. Flosnik (Narrator)