Kat Martin Sweet Vengeance

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Sweet Vengeance

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A woman driven by the fires of vengeance...a man consumed by the flames of desire...a passion as dangerous as it is irresistible...

With her cascading raven curls and sleek, sinewy curves, Jocelyn Asbury was a woman any man would want. And Rayne Garrick, 4th Viscount Stoneleigh, wanted Jocelyn...in his arms, and in his bed. He'd found her among a ragtag band of scamps and cutthroats, and saved her from a fate worse than death. But even as she yielded to him with a blazing hunger that matched his, she would soon betray him...in a night of shocking violence that would plunge them both into a world of treachery, danger, and all-consuming passion.

From the teeming slums of London to its scandalous salons and dazzling ballrooms, from a vast estate on Hampstead Heath to the stone walls of Newgate Prison and a magnificent plantation on the shores of Jamaica, her is Kat Martin's most thrilling, sensual tale yet!

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About the Author:

Kat Martin is a graduate of the University of California, where she majored in Anthropology and History. She says her schooling helped to develop her interest in the past.

"I love anything old," Kat says. "I especially love to visit the settings for my books." She and Western writer husband, Larry, often do research in the areas where their novels take place. "We like to say in out-of-the-way inns and houses built in times past. It's fun and it gives a wonderful sense of a bygone era."

Kat's books have won numerous awards and been published in a number of foreign countries. She is currently working on her next historical romance.

From Publishers Weekly:

Martin's ( Gypsy Lord ) steamy historical romance has the appeal of a ride at Disney World: though unbelievable, it is sometimes exhilarating. In 1807 Jocelyn Asbury affects a phony Cockney accent as a member of a London street gang. Her scholar father has torched their home and perished in the fire, and she blames this misfortune on Rayne Garrick, Viscount Stoneleigh. She disguises herself as a man and attempts to murder him, but rather than sending her to prison, he takes the beautiful young woman into his home to find out what she has against him. This leads to a deal whereby she will be his mistress in return for a fine house in the city and beautiful clothing. Garrick begins initiating his virginal concubine, but soon another attempt is made on his life. The accused Asbury chooses to board a prison ship bound for Jamaica rather than stand trial, and Garrick buys a coffee plantation there for her to work on. While historical background is generally well researched here, many details are unrealistic (e.g., the workers on Garrick's plantation all adore him, and when Garrick withdraws from an attack on Asbury she is grateful to him for not raping her) and the surprise ending is not credible. Doubleday Book Club alternate.
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