The second novel in the thrilling BAREKNUCKLE BASTARDS trilogy from the multi-award winning and NYT bestselling historical romance author Sarah MacLean
'I loved it' Eloisa James
'Smart, sexy, and always romantic' Julia Quinn
'For a smart, witty and passionate historical romance, I recommend anything by Sarah MacLean' Lisa Kleypas
The Lady's Plan . . .
When Lady Henrietta Sedley declares her twenty-ninth year 'The Year of Hattie', she has plans. Plans to inherit her father's business, to make her own fortune and finally to experience a taste of the pleasure she'll forgo as a confirmed spinster. She does not, however, plan to find the most beautiful man she's ever seen tied up in her carriage and threatening to ruin The Year of Hattie before it's even begun.
The Bastard's Proposal . . .
After waking in a carriage at Hattie's feet, Whit - a king of Covent Garden known to all the world as Beast - can't help but wonder about the strange woman who frees him, especially when he discovers her plans for a night of pleasure. He is more than happy to offer Hattie all she desires . . . for a price.
An Unexpected Passion . . .
Soon, Hattie and Whit find themselves rivals in business and pleasure: she won't give up her plans; he won't give up his power . . . but if they're not careful, they'll have no choice but to give up everything, including their hearts.
Praise for Sarah MacLean:
'My absolute go-to author for clever, sexy and fun historical romances' Jennifer L. Armentrout
'Sarah MacLean has reignited the romance genre with a bolder edge' The New Yorker
'Funny, smart, feminist and roastingly hot' BookRiot.com 'Do yourself a favor and discover the compelling magic of Sarah MacLean' Amanda Quick
'MacLean writes with an entirely unique blend of elegance and ferocity that bursts from every page' Entertainment Weekly
THE BAREKNUCKLE BASTARDS
Three brothers, bound by a secret they cannot escape . . .
The Devil, all vengeance and vice
The Beast, all fists and fury
The Duke, all power and past
. . . and the women who bring them to their knees.
Sarah MacLean at her absolute finest - Bustle
Smoking hot, emotionally rich, thrilling and unforgettable - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
The imaginative plot carries readers along in this deliciously sexy story filled with heart - Publishers Weekly
If you want a strong heroine, a broody, grumpy hero (and who doesn't want that!?) and a fast paced and interesting plot then this is the book you have been craving - Under the Covers
I loved every single minute of Brazen and the Beast - Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
She's my absolute go-to author for clever, sexy and fun historical romances
Here [MacLean] kicks off a new series, The Bareknuckle Bastards, that promises her darkest take yet. But even when MacLean goes dark... the sparkling wit and essential goodness of her characters shine through
MacLean's books should be required reading... She is, without question, the elegantly fuming, utterly intoxicating queen of historical romance - Entertainment Weekly
A life-long romance reader, Sarah MacLean wrote her first romance novel on a dare, and never looked back. She is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical romances, and the author of a monthly column at The Washington Post celebrating the best of the romance genre. She lives in New York City with her husband, daughter, dog and a ridiculously large collection of romance novels. She loves to hear from readers.