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The Scandalous Widow

Book 3, Gothic Brides

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Scandal proves deadly in this dark, emotional Gothic Regency Romance

Lady Jemma Forster knows all too well how ruthless gossip-mongers can be. She sacrificed her own happiness to restore her family’s reputation. Her marriage of convenience to an affluent earl meant saying goodbye to passion, and any chance at love with the dashing lawman who set her soul aflame. She leads a sedate, practical life as the Countess of Wolverston. Until her husband is murdered, and the only man who can bring his killers to justice is her former love.

Bow Street Runner Gabriel Sinclair has spent the last three years trying to forget about smart, beautiful Lady Jemma, who broke his heart when she married his best friend. The Earl of Wolverston’s death thrusts Gabriel and Jemma back together, as they work to find his murderer. Their investigation takes them into the darkest, most dangerous parts of London, with threats coming from all sides. They’re perfect partners for solving crimes, but can they be partners in love too?

Previously released in IT STARTED WITH A WHISPER

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Gossip and reputation drive the Ton. In order to try to save her sister’s reputation, Jemma married Philip Forster, Earl of Wolverstone. They were friends and it was a marriage of convenience. Some has murdered Philip, Jemma thinks she knows who the murderer is, and turns to Gabriel Sinclair, a friend and Bow Street Runner for help. It given the choice, Jemma and Gabriel would have married three years ago, but circumstances took that choice away. Gabriel agrees to help her and, to his chagrin, she insists upon being his partner in the investigation. There are two very pressing questions here: can they prove who murdered Philip, and can they be together.

Erica Monroe creates interesting characters. Claire and Felicity (the Mad Countess and the Determined Duchess) are her friends, and they and their husbands are here for support. Jemma and Gabriel are strong and determined in their quest, and kind and devoted in their love. The characters they deal with are sad, creepy survivors of the city’s worst parts. The villain is mean and crazy. There is mystery, drama, friendship, and forgiveness in this story. I recommend this one. I think you’ll like it.

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. The review and opinions are my own.

A Gothic Adventure

The Scandalous Widow by Erica Monroe takes on a little darker side of the Ton. Gabriel Sinclair, a bow street runner has seen a lot. But when he finds a peer murdered whom he recognizes, he can hardly believe it was a random act. Lady Jemma Forster, Countess of Wolverston believes her husband's murder was for financial gain and she is determined to find the truth. Gabriel and Jemma have a past that cannot be ignored as they work together to find Lord Wolverston's killer. Can old feelings come back alive? An intriguing story that will keep you guessing! Erica Monroe has a gift of bringing the Gothic to Life! Love her stories! This novella was part of "It Started With a Whisper" anthology and book three in the Gothic Brides Series. An amazing series!

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The Scandalous Widow
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  • Category: Paranormal
  • Published: Apr 24, 2018
  • Publisher: Quillfire Publishing
  • Seller: Quillfire Publishing
  • Print Length: 150 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 3, Gothic Brides
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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