Seduction is... a fiery young woman and the British naval captain she traps with her tantalizing kisses-and wicked wiles...But who really is the man behind the uniform?
On the eve of a nation's independence a dark rider looms over the night. One of the most powerful men in the colonies, he is also the most WANTED. Praised for her award winning books, Laura Renken brings you WICKED LIES, a story of intrigue, murder and an irresistibly erotic liaison that will change two lives forever.
I may be a decorated captain in the Royal Navy, but to the Sons of Liberty, I am known as Merlin--a daredevil who defies the British Townshend Act of 1767 by smuggling tea into the colonies.
Before I knew it, I was arrested along with a suspiciously beautiful young woman, set to be hanged the following morning. Thankfully the fiery Catherine Bellamy and I escaped--though I hardly trust the sultry-eyed woman. No matter the temptation she presents, I can't forget it was she who lured me into the trap that nearly left me dead. Even if she didn't do so knowingly, she certainly knows the identity of who did--and I will do anything to see justice rendered. Though why can I think of little else than keeping Catherine safe--and preoccupied with my kiss?
---Julian Reece Lambert
Seduction is ... a hero's desire.
Jove (A Seduction Romance), November 2002