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    Amanda Quick(Author)

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Scandal is afoot and seduction is in the air in this, Amanda Quick's sixteenth and most deliciously entertaining novel. Now the mistress of Regency-period romantic suspense brings us a notorious widow and a man of mystery as they flirt with danger, fight temptation, and fall into the snare of desire and intrigue....

Madeline Deveridge is all too aware of the whispers behind her back, the rumors that she dispatched her husband to the next world and concealed her crime. But Madeline has a far more pressing problem than being called the Wicked Widow. She fears that she and her beloved aunt are being haunted! And all the evidence points to one improbable culprit: the ghost of her late husband. Of course it is impossible, but Madeline cannot take chances. So she dares summon the only person with the power to help her uncover the truth--Artemis Hunt.

Brilliant, relentless, reclusive, Artemis has made it his business to keep much of his private life hidden. No one knows that he's the owner of the Dream Pavilions, London's favorite pleasure gardens, or that he's a master of an arcane society. Curiosity brings him out on a fog-shrouded night to meet the infamous Wicked Widow, but his amusement quickly flees when he realizes that Madeline has learned enough about his affairs to wreak havoc on his carefully ordered existence. He must secure her guarantee never to divulge his secrets to anyone, even if it means helping her track down a phantom.

As soon as the bargain is struck, Artemis and Madeline find their arrangement complicated by a searing desire, and the frightening realization that the ghost poses a very real danger. Now they must plunge into a world of intrigue and ancient mysteries, where a tantalizing passion--and a calculating killer--will not be denied.


She's known as the Wicked Widow, for rumors abound that she dispatched her husband to the next world.  But Madeline Deveridge has a more vexing problem than her scandalous reputation.  Her husband's ghost is haunting her! She must exorcise him, and turns to Artemis Hunt for aid.  Owner of the Dream Pavilions, London's favorite pleasure gardens, Artemis is no stranger to the exotic and the mysterious.  So he agrees to join Madeline in her unusual enterprise, never expecting to find himself in the thrall of true passion.  But the ghost is a real menace -- and intent on using Madeline for a deadly purpose. -->

'Amanda Quick is one of the hottest writers in romance today... Her heroines are always women you'd love to know, and her heroes are dashing guys you'd love to love' --USA Today'This action-packed tale, brimming with witty characters, vivid historical detail, and tautly woven intrigue kept me guessing until the very end' --Lisa Gardener --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • PDF | 297 pages
  • Amanda Quick(Author)
  • Bantam Dell Pub Group (Trd) (April 2000)
  • English
  • 9
  • Romance

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  • By MrsD on 23 June 2017

    As described

  • By Guest on 15 September 2017

    Greatt book. Enjoyed it very my ch. Love Amanda Quick. More books please

  • By J. A. Swan on 28 April 2016

    Madeline Deveridge is rumoured to have killed her husband. She has a more pressing problem then her reputation though something odd is happening her late husband appears to be haunting her. Reclusive Artemis Hunt and Vanza Master is blackmailed into helping her. Passion and danger insue. I loved this book and the characters were interesting a thoroughly good read.

  • By Danielle on 18 December 2013

    Great fan of Amanda quick and Nicola cornick loved this book, great detail and so much history. Love the early 1800's and find these novels so exciting and I'm just not able to put it down, another great novel by Amanda quick...

  • By gratias_ago on 5 January 2013

    Another amazing book by Amanda Quick- the mystery of the ghost was fantastic, and although some parts of the book were unrealistic, they were fun enough so as not to matter too much. What a lovely couple.

  • By Crux Roesia on 14 June 2010

    This is another tale in Amanda Quick's realm of the secret, paranormal sensitive world of arcane talents, this story being set in late Victorian London.The story centres around the trials and tribulations of a woman known as the Wicked Widow (and yes, you've guessed it, she's supposed to have murdered her husband and other lovers), otherwise known as Madeline Deveridge. When her maid goes missing in London's favourite pleasure gardens, the Dream Pavilions, she enlists the help of their owner, one Artemas Hunt, a master of Vanza. All too soon, the pair are thrust into a dangerous game against an unknown enemy, whose arrival not only threatens Artemas's carefully laid plans for a long overdue revenge but the blossoming attraction between hero and heroine.Overall, it's quite a good read, with the added bonus of paranormal talents giving the story a good edge. But I personally found the explanations about the Vanzagarian society and all that side of it a little too much and never quite bought into the relationship between Madeline and Artemas enough to make this a romantic suspense that I would be hurrying to pick up again.I've found other arcane society stories much more enjoyable.


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