The Madness of Viscount Atherbourne

· Rescued from Ruin Book 1 · Elisa Braden
29 reviews

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The night that changes everything…
Life for Victoria Lacey should be perfect. And it is—perfectly boring. Agree to marry a lord who has yet to inspire a single, solitary tingle? Why, of course. Smile as though this is not the thousandth time he’s mentioned hounds and hunting? It’s all in a day’s work for the oh-so-proper sister of the Duke of Blackmore. Surely no one would suspect her secret longing for heart-racing, head-spinning passion. Except, perhaps, a dark stranger … on a terrace … at a ball where she should definitely not be kissing a man she has only just met.

The obsession that leads to ruin…
Hatred, not love, drives Lucien Wyatt, Viscount Atherbourne, to tempt the “Flower of Blackmore” into sin. Her brother has done unthinkable damage to Lucien’s family, and he intends to exact revenge in the only way left to him: Ruining his enemy’s sister, then stealing her from Blackmore by making her his own.

The woman who will set fire to her husband’s heart
As Lucien carries out his ruthless plan, tutoring his new bride in the finer points of pleasure, her surrender leaves him breathless … and soon a new obsession awakens—a scandalous fascination with his irresistible wife.

29 reviews
Katherine Duchette
May 24, 2019
A talented artist and an artless scoundrel. What a great pairing! This, the second book, but noted as the first of the series, is a beautifully written story of falling in love against all odds. The reader feels empathy for Lucian and all the pain he has gone through and for the innocent, unaware Victoria who must pay the consequences. The twists and turns of this story keeps the reader reading.
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Hester Lodge
December 18, 2019
Excellent writing. Couldn't put it down. Read for 3 hours straight trying unravel the mystery of the feud. I just loved it.
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Pattie Elder
February 20, 2022
Well I feel in love with them both. Great adventure with Victoria and Lucian.. Ty..
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About the author

Reading romance novels came easily to Elisa Braden. Writing them? That took a little longer. After graduating with degrees in creative writing and history, Elisa spent entirely too many years in “real” jobs writing T-shirt copy ... and other people’s resumes ... and articles about giftware displays. But that was before she woke up and started dreaming about the very unreal job of being a romance novelist. Better late than never.

Elisa lives in the Pacific Northwest, where you're constitutionally required to like the colors green and gray. Good thing she does. Other items on the "like" list include cute dogs, strong coffee, and epic movies. Of course, her favorite thing of all is hearing from readers who love her characters as much as she does.

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