The Dangerous Mister Donovan

Kathryn Seidick
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 **PLEASE NOTE: This is the JUST GOOD CLEAN FUN version of A MASQUERADE IN THE MOONLIGHT by New York Times bestselling romance author Kasey Michaels**

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Marguerite Balfour lived an enchanted life as the beloved daughter of her soft-spoken mother and her adored father, a dreamer who filled her young life with hope and wonder.  Anything was possible in Marguerite’s life.  Until the day her father died while she was in her young teems and her mother all but retreated from life.  Marguerite carried on, trying to live by the words her father taught her, until everything she’d believed in came crashing down when her mother whispered into her ear as she was dying.


Now Marguerite is a young woman out for revenge, and a year after her mother’s passing, she and her grandfather head to London for her Come-out.  At least that’s what her grandfather believes.  Marguerite is there with exquisitely planned revenges on the five men she believes responsible for her parents’ deaths.


Thomas Joseph Donovan is also in London.  He is there on a mission from President Madison.  He is to meet with and discuss strategies with a group of men who had put forth a plan to prevent what seems now to be an inevitable war with the young country.  But everywhere he goes, it seems that Marguerite is there ahead of him. Beautiful, intelligent, apparently conniving Marguerite Balfour. 


They each have their own secret agendas, they each have their own reasons, with one out to disgrace and destroy, the other out to decide if his country should become involved in the Englishmen’s plot.


They each are very much in the other’s way, especially when their mutual attraction threatens to make Thomas suspicious of the men he has come to see.  As one after the other, they appear to fall into disgrace, he comes to believe there can be only one person who could be pulling the strings, making the puppets dance to her tune.  Marguerite.


But why?  Follow along as Marguerite’s well-laid plans unfold, as Donovan can only try to earn her trust, becoming more concerned for her safety with every passing day.

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Watch as two very different people learn to look not just with their eyes and minds, but to look again, this time with their hearts…

"Using wit and romance with a master's skill, Kasey Michaels aims for the heart and never misses." -- #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Nora Roberts

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 Kasey Michaels began her career scribbling her stories on yellow legal pads while the family slept. She totally denies she chiseled them into flat rocks, but yes, she began her career a long time ago. Now Kasey is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than 110 books. Kasey has received four coveted Starred Reviews from Publishers Weekly, three for historical romance, The Secrets of the HeartThe Butler Did It, and A Gentleman By Any Other Name, and for the contemporary romance Love To Love You Baby. She is a recipient of the RITA, a Waldenbooks and Bookrak Bestseller award, and many awards from Romantic Times magazine, including a Career Achievement award for her Regency era historical romances. She is an Honor Roll author in Romance Writers of America, Inc., and is a past president of Novelists, Inc. (NINC). Please visit Kasey at www.KaseyMichaels.com and connect with her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AuthorKaseyMichaels.

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Kathryn Seidick
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Published on
Feb 21, 2018
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Pages
392
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English
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Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Victorian
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Young Adult Fiction / Romance / Historical
Young Adult Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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