Secrets of a Wedding Night (Secret Brides #1) (Mass Market)

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Secrets of a Wedding Night

Valerie Bowman


Young, widowed, and penniless, Lily Andrews, the Countess of Merrill, has strong opinions on marriage. When she spots a certain engagement announcement in The Times, she decides to take action. She will not allow another hapless girl to fall prey to a man—particularly the scoundrel who broke her heart five years ago. Anonymously she writes and distributes a pamphlet entitled "Secrets of a Wedding Night," knowing it will find its way into his intended's innocent hands…


Devon Morgan, the Marquis of Colton, desires a good wife and mother to his son—someone completely unlike Lily Andrews, the heartless beauty who led him on a merry chase five years ago only to reject him. When Devon's new fiancée cries off after reading a certain scandalous pamphlet, he vows to track down the author and make her pay. But when he learns it's his former fiancée Lily, he issues a challenge: write a retraction or prepare to be seduced—to find out how wonderful a wedding night can be…

About the Author

Valerie Bowman is an award-winning author who writes Regency-set historical romance novels aka Racy Regency Romps! Since her debut in 2012, Valerie's books have received starred reviews from Publisher's Weekly, Booklist, and Kirkus. She's been an RT Reviewers' Choice nominee for Best First Historical Romance and Best Historical Romance Love and Laughter. Two of her books have been nominated for the Kirkus Prize for fiction and New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas calls them, "Too delightful to miss!"

Valerie has a B.A. in English Language and Literature with a minor in history from Smith College. By day, she is a technical editor at a computer software company. By night, she combines her love of writing, history, and romance to craft stories about people falling in love.

Originally from Rantoul, Illinois, Valerie lives in Jacksonville, Florida with her family including her two rascally dogs. When she's not writing, she keeps busy reading, traveling, or vacillating between watching crazy reality TV or PBS.

Praise For…

“Bowman's engaging sense of characterization, gift for creating sexual chemistry, and graceful writing style give her debut romance a splendidly satisfying emotional depth.” —Booklist on Secrets of a Wedding Night (Starred Review!)

“This fast-paced, charming debut, sparkling with witty dialogue and engaging characters, marks Bowman for stardom.” —RT Book Reviews

“Valerie Bowman is an accomplished storyteller. SECRETS OF A WEDDING NIGHT has it all, a clever story line, witty and engaging dialogue and passionate love scenes that ignite the senses.” —Romance Junkies

“Clever, fun, and fantastic!” —New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Enoch

“Secrets of A Wedding Night is the most charming and clever debut I've read in years! With her sparkling dialogue, vivid characters and self-assured writing style, Valerie Bowman has instantly established herself as a romance author with widespread appeal. This engaging and sweetly romantic story is just too delightful to miss.” —New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas

“Ms. Bowman is quite the tease. How I love a good society scandal. The hero is absolutely yummy!” —Donna MacMeans

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250008954
ISBN-10: 1250008956
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Publication Date: September 25th, 2012
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Secret Brides