The Notorious Lord Knightly: A Novel (The Chessmen: Masters of Seduction #2) (Mass Market)

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This is book number 2 in the The Chessmen: Masters of Seduction series.


Who is the villainous Lord K? New York Times bestselling author Lorraine Heath’s next novel in The Chessmen: Masters of Seduction series where revenge is best served hot… 

A scandalous book by an anonymous author takes London by storm, and everyone is convinced its villainous “Lord K” is the greatly admired Earl of Knightly. Heartbroken that he left her at the altar, Miss Regina Leyland impulsively sought revenge by revealing the true Knightly to the world but never expected the uproar to bring enemies to her door. To keep her identity hidden, she must trust the one man with the power to destroy her.

Furious to be the object of notoriety and gossip, Knightly confronts the lady he suspects of penning the tome only to discover she is no longer the naïve innocent he was forced to betray, but a woman of strength and conviction, who will bow before no man.

Knightly and Regina pretend a reconciliation to salvage their reputations and throw the ton off their scent. But false friendship soon turns to powerful passion. When truths emerge, threatening all they hold dear, they must face the consequences of their past if their story is ever to deserve its happily ever after. 

About the Author

Lorraine Heath always dreamed of being a writer. After graduating from the University of Texas, she wrote training manuals, press releases, articles, and computer code, but something was always missing. When she read a romance novel, she not only became hooked on the genre, but quickly realized what her writing lacked: rebels, scoundrels, and rogues. She’s been writing about them ever since. Her novels have been recognized with numerous industry awards and have appeared on the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists.

Praise For…

"Heath again achieves the literary equivalent of checkmate with an exquisitely sensual love story that deftly illustrates her stellar sense of characterization and wickedly subtle sense of wit." — Booklist

“Brilliant…Heath slowly peels back the layers of her complex protagonists, making their forbidden attraction all the more intense and believable. With just the right blend of romance and mystery, this proves un-put-downable.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Return of the Duke

“Readers can finally enjoy Marcus’s story, and it is well worth the wait for those who love a strong heroine who breaks down all the preconceived notions that the hero has of her. Hand to readers who already love Heath, as well as fans of Stephanie Laurens and Lisa Kleypas.” — Library Journal on The Return of the Duke

"Heath steals your heart, then takes you on a journey that will leave you torn between tears and joy". — Christina Dodd, New York Times bestselling author

“Heath is known for her beautiful, deeply emotional romances.”  — Washington Post

“Heath opens her Once Upon a Dukedom series with a satisfying, character-driven Victorian romance... a promising spin-off.”  — Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Scoundrel of My Heart

“[Penelope and King’s] evolution to lovers is pleasing and satisfying, especially since they have to trust each other with truly devastating stories from their past in order to make a future together. Heath explores how society’s confining rules force people into uncomfortable and even desperate choices. The end result is a fascinating exploration of power…A complex romance [that] explores how two lovers are influenced by class, gender, and societal expectations.” — Kirkus Reviews on The Duchess Hunt

Product Details
ISBN: 9780063114678
ISBN-10: 0063114674
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: June 27th, 2023
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: The Chessmen: Masters of Seduction