Benedict, Alexandra Too Scandalous to Wed

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Too Scandalous to Wed

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Unwilling to taint any woman with the terrible secret hidden in his heart, Sebastian, Viscount Ravenswood, has sworn never to marry. Luckily, whimsical Henrietta Ashby was never much of a temptation for the devilishly handsome rogue—until now. Suddenly, Henrietta has learned to seduce him with a bewitching charm . . . and clandestine midnight kisses.

Henrietta would go to any lengths to catch the eye of the man she's long loved from afar—even seeking the help of the most notorious courtesan in England! But as Sebastian's secret follows them from the ballroom to the boudoir, and his diabolical enemy plots revenge, will Henrietta risk her life to offer him a passionate redemption . . . or will he prove to be too scandalous to wed?

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"Are you a real pioneer?"
 
Perish the day I look to be 200 years old! But I get asked that question a lot (especially when I'm in costume) at the museum where I work part-time as an historical interpreter. Some comments are much more sweet, like when I'm sitting behind my spinning wheel and young children gasp, "Look mom! It's Sleeping Beauty!"
 
I love working at a museum, and I love exploring other museums, as well. It was a trip to a museum that actually inspired TOO SCANDALOUS TO WED. I was touring the old house when the interpreter related an anecdote: according to lore, the father, longing for a son and heir, but blessed (cursed?) with only daughters, raised the youngest girl as a boy!
 
I kept thinking about the comical situation during the car ride home, and that's when it hit me: a baron, so desperate for a son, names his youngest daughter "Henry" and raises her as a boy. Of course, she lacks all feminine grace and charm as a result of her atypical upbringing, and she's forced to hire the services of a courtesan to teach her how to seduce the viscount she's loved from afar for eight long years!
 
TOO SCANDALOUS TO WED is a stand alone title, however the heroine, Henrietta "Henry" Ashby, makes an appearance in TOO GREAT A TEMPTATION.

About the Author:

Alexandra Benedict is the author of several historical romance novels published by Avon Books. Her debut received critical acclaim from Booklist, while her sophomore release received a rare and coveted starred review from Publishers Weekly! Romantic Times praised her work with: a K.I.S.S Hero award, a Reviewer's Choice Nomination for Best Historical Romantic Adventure, and a TOP PICK review! All of her books are translated into various languages.

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