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The Pretender (Liar's Club)

The Pretender (Liar's Club)
Author: Celeste Bradley
ISBN 13: 9780312984854
ISBN 10: 312984855
Edition: N/A
Publisher: St Martins Press
Publication Date: 2003-06-26
Format: Paperback
Pages: N/A
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Rule #1: Never fall in love.

Celeste Bradley captivated critics and readers alike with her unforgettable novel Fallen, which was nominated for the prestigious RITA Award from Romance Writers of America for Best First Book. Now, she brings us The Lover, the first book in the wildly fun, exciting, and sexy new Liar's Club series both featuring irresistible heroes who are out to steal their leading ladies hearts!

She had a secret she'd do anything to hide.

Agatha Cunnington, a headstrong beauty from the country, has come to London in search of her missing brother James. The only clue she has is a cryptic letter signed The Griffin. Agatha decides to disguise herself as a respectable married woman so that she can go about the city unnoticed. But for her charade to work she needs a suitable "husband," preferably someone tall, elegant, and rakish-someone like Simon Montague Rain.

He had a secret he'd do anything to hide.

Simon Montague Rain, also known as The Magician, is a member of The Liar's Club, a renegade group of rogues and thieves in the service of the Crown. When someone begins murdering members of the undercover cabal one by one, Simon is given the mission to bring in The Griffin, one of his comrades who is suspected of betraying his brothers. Simon goes undercover and infiltrates the home of "Mrs." Agatha Applequist who he believes is the Griffin's mistress. Before Simon knows what's happened, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to Agatha's soft, feminine charms-and he is tempted beyond reason to break the first rule of The Liar's Club: never fall in love.

"An entertaining romp...Celeste Bradley uses humor to draw you into the story...a new voice to watch."

Romantic Times

"An engaging, lusty tale, full of adventure and loaded with charm."

—Gaelen Foley, USA Today bestselling author of Lord of Ice

Library Journal

What a wonderful idea! Agatha Cunnington intends to invent a husband, head for London unencumbered by chaperones and proprieties, and find her missing brother. In reality, Agatha needs a man for her plan to succeed-and the chimneysweep who just entered the room is the only logical choice. But the sweep happens to be a member of the renegade Liar's Club and a spy in service to the crown, and he is on the trail of a traitor who just might be Agatha's vanished sibling. A bold heroine with a taste for adventure and a hero worthy of her match wits and find love in this fast-paced, passionate adventure. The first volume in "The Liar's Club" series, this lively, Regency-set historical is great fun and will appeal to readers who like their historicals laced with laughter yet on the mysterious side. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.