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  • Published: 1 April 2016
  • ISBN: 9781101986790
  • Imprint: Berkley
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $13.99

A Lady's Guide to Ruin



Joan Price is a wanted woman. A thief and a fugitive from the mental hospital where she was falsely committed, she's now on the run from her former partners in crime. But luck must be on her side—just when it seems all is doomed, she runs straight into the arms of Martin Hargrove, Earl of Fenbrook, who mistakes her for his distant cousin, Daphne. 

Joan Price is a wanted woman. A thief and a fugitive from the mental hospital where she was falsely committed, she's now on the run from her former partners in crime. But luck must be on her side—just when it seems all is doomed, she runs straight into the arms of Martin Hargrove, Earl of Fenbrook, who mistakes her for his distant cousin, Daphne. 

Lord Fenbrook has no intention of marrying, and certainly doesn't consider his notoriously scatterbrained cousin a prospect. But her flighty persona seems to hide something far more intriguing—a secret self she trusts with no one. And Martin is determined to earn that trust…

When Martin's sister discovers Joan's charade, they strike a bargain: Joan can remain within the safe walls of Birch Hall, as long as she doesn't allow Martin to fall in love with her—for their flirtation would surely ruin them both. She's convinced she poses no threat to his heart, but she's beginning to realize that her heart may be the one in danger. Especially as he seems very set on seducing her . . . 

'Kimmel's debut adds a new star to the romance galaxy—I loved this book.' Madeline Hunter, New York Times bestselling author  'A skillful tale replete with deception, intrigue, and a love that transcends it all. Kimmel writes characters that leap off the page and adventures that leave you breathless.' Anna Randol, author of Sins of a Wicked Princess

'Excellent character development.' Publishers Weekly

  • Published: 1 April 2016
  • ISBN: 9781101986790
  • Imprint: Berkley
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $13.99

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