Once a Mistress

Mistresses of the Marquess

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Amber House Books
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What’s a gentleman to do when he inherits a title, a fortune…and a mistress?

When legendary lover, the Marquess of Templeston, dies in the arms of his mistress, he charges his son and heir Drew Ramsey with the future care of all of his mistresses. Determined to honor the outrageous request, Drew returns home to bury his father and is stunned to find living on the grounds of Swanslea Park the one woman whose charms he could never resist.


 Kathryn Stafford abandoned Drew at the altar six years before and vanished in a cloud of mystery. She had hoped her feelings for him would fade, but when she comes face-to-face with the gorgeous new marquess, she discovers they have only deepened.


Drew is determined to keep his distance from the woman he believes to have been one of his father’s mistresses. But every yearning glance and sizzling touch draws him closer to Kathryn…and to the scandalous secret that drove them apart.    

   

Book 1 of the “Mistresses of the Marquess” Series, which includes ONCE A MISTRESS, ALWAYS A LADY and EVER A PRINCESS.


“An emotional, sensual tale!”—Romance Reviews Today


Once a Mistress is filled with passion and tenderness. Will bring a smile and a few tears to its readers.”—Romantic Times


“Tender, enthralling romance straight from the heart!”—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author


“Rebecca Hagan Lee warms my heart and touches my soul. She’s a star in the making!”—Sabrina Jeffries, New York Times bestselling author


“Rebecca Hagan Lee taps into every woman’s fantasy!”—Christina Dodd, New York Times bestseller


“Rebecca Hagan Lee is a writer on the rise!”—Romantic Times


Regency romance, Historical romance, Marquess romance

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About the author

After arming herself with a degree in fine arts and experience in radio, television, and film, Rebecca Hagan Lee wrote her first novel Golden Chances. Since then, she’s published numerous bestselling and award-winning novels and three novellas.


She’s won a Waldenbooks Award, a Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Award, several Romantic Times awards, been nominated for an RWA Rita Award and has been published in nine languages.


She currently lives in Georgia with her husband, her two beloved Quarter Horses, and a miniature schnauzer named after literary icon Harper Lee.

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Publisher
Amber House Books
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Published on
Nov 2, 2014
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Pages
400
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ISBN
9781939541314
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency
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