Wicked Designs by Lauren Smith is is the 1st novel in her The League of Rogues series of f/m Regency historical romantic comedy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Samhain.
This is an historical romantic comedy series with suspense elements starring characters with shady relatives. This story involves an embezzler’s wholesome niece who is kidnapped by rakish duke with no idea what he’s getting into when he sets out to ruin her sinister uncle, as she decides that he’s the perfect marriage bait for escaping her oppressive family.
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Free for a limited time, available worldwide @ Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Kobo, iTunes, Google Play, and also All Romance eBooks, and directly from the publisher’s webstore. This is offered DRM-free at B&N, ARE, and Samhain.
The League of Rogues takes what they want—but have they taken on too much?
For too long Miss Emily Parr has been subject to the whims of her indebted uncle and the lecherous advances of his repulsive business partner. Her plan to be done with dominating men forever is simple—find herself a kind husband who will leave her to her books.
It seems an easy enough plan, until she is unexpectedly abducted by an incorrigible duke who hides a wounded spirit behind flashing green eyes.
Godric St. Laurent, Duke of Essex, spends countless nights at the club with his four best friends, and relishes the rakish reputation society has branded him with. He has no plans to marry anytime soon—if ever. But when he kidnaps an embezzler’s niece, the difficult debutante’s blend of sweetness and sharp tongue makes him desperate for the one thing he swears he never wanted: love.
Yet as they surrender to passion, danger lurks in Godric’s shadowed past, waiting for him to drop his guard—and rob him of the woman he can’t live without.
Warning: This novel includes a lady who refuses to stay kidnapped, a devilish duke with a dark past, and an assortment of charming rogues who have no idea what they’ve gotten themselves into.