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September 11, 2018

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Madeleine Atherton is no typical American heiress, sent to England to marry an English lord. A brilliant college graduate, determined to become a published author, she wants to marry for love. After receiving a proposal from a future duke, Madeleine flees the London Season for Cornwall to seek her sister's advice, never expecting her decision to be complicated by a dark, handsome earl she's certain she dislikes.

Charles Grayson, the Earl of Saunders and future Marquess of Trevelyan, is a dreamer with secrets of his own. His “reputation with the ladies” is a front to disguise the time he devotes to his true passion, his work as an inventor. Although under pressure from his mother and gravely ill father to marry his cousin, Lady Sophie Caswell, Charles cannot find the words to propose.

Thrown together unexpectedly at Trevelyan Manor, Madeleine and Charles struggle to rise above their intense attraction. But as things heat up between them over a summer that becomes increasingly scandalous, Madeleine and Charles will both be forced to make a difficult choice. Can two dreamers dare to defy convention and find their own happily ever after?

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SUMMER OF SCANDAL is the second in my Dare To Defy series, but each book can be read as a stand alone. The novels are lush, romantic, Victorian era love stories set in Cornwall, England, about smart, feisty sisters and high-achieving, swoon-worthy men who dare to go against society's expectations to follow their dreams, and of course find their own happily ever after.

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"A compelling and exhilarating romantic adventure that is sure to charm and engage readers and lovers of historical romance, full of simmering chemistry and wonderful homages to Jane Austen and the Brontës. I could not put it down!" -Austenesque Reviews