||February 1, 2000
Barnes & Noble.com
Book page for A Desperate Game
My debut novel with Kensington. It's a Regency historical with a touch of mystery.
NO SECRETS ARE SAFE . . .
Wrongly accused of murdering her husband, Tessa Belanger is fleeing London when she is attacked by thieves. But when a kindly gentleman offers aid, Tessa finds herself in the home of none other than the Crown's prosecutor, handsome and brooding Reave Alden, Lord Wycke. Certain her host has no idea he's harboring a runaway countess wanted for murder, she feels safe. Yet when a growing passion sparks between them, she finds herself tormented by her dark secret.
. . . IN THE ARMS OF LOVE
The last thing Reave wants is a fiery temptress to complicate his life, but thoughts of Tessa consume him. Torn between the memory of his dead wife and his desire to pursue more worldly pleasures with the beautiful Tessa, he realizes he is losing his heart to this beautiful woman whose past he is determined to uncover--and whose love he is determined to have. . .
Gerry Benninger, Romantic Times
"This is an excellent presentation of the Regency era when the strictest manners and customs masked horrific cruelty. Very Innovative."
Lorraine Heath, USA Today Bestselling Author
"An exceptional debut! Destined to become a favorite among readers."
Affaire de Coeur
"Barbara Pierce's first historical romance is a romp, an adventure, and a suspenseful drama, peopled with compelling characters and a believable plot. A worthy debut."
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