This Wicked Gift

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Lavinia Spencer is too poor to be anything but practical. But when her younger brother lands himself in trouble, she has no choice but to do the unthinkable. She accepts the help of the dishonorable man that she's always wanted, even knowing that it might mean her ruination...

This Wicked Gift is a novella prequel to the Carhart series. The full series is:

- This Wicked Gift, a prequel novella
- Proof by Seduction
- Trial by Desire

This historical romance novella is an enhanced ebook. The unenhanced text was originally published in the anthology "The Heart of Christmas." This work contains pictures, audio, and author commentary. You can read this enhanced ebook on any device, but the audio content may not be accessible on all ereaders. That content has been made available on the web, so you won't miss anything if your device doesn't support audio.

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Entangled: Edge
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Published on
Jul 7, 2014
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Pages
126
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ISBN
9781622667680
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Language
English
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Fiction / Holidays
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Victorian
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
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