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One wild night
Smith, Barbara Dawson.
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New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks, [2003]

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372 pages ; 18 cm
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New York Times Bestselling author Barbara Dawson Smith returns with another enchanting, unforgettable novel featuring the beloved Kenyon family...

One Wild Night

I have always taken pride in my bad reputation. Polite society viewed me as depraved and utterly dissolute, for I was a disciple of passion. Pleasure was my hallmark, women my pastime. That is, before the incomparable Lady Charlotte Quinton disrupted my life--again.

Due to a scandal of her own making, she had been banished from home for five years. Apparently she decided that a life of boring respectability was the key to her happiness. We might have continued down our divergent paths if not for a vicious attack on our families.

Tracking a dangerous criminal occupied my time, but the tart-tongued spinster Lady Charlotte occupied my mind--and my desires. Certainly no other woman in London was immune to my charms. Yet the more Charlotte spurned me, the more I vowed to have her. After all, I can resist anything but temptation...

-- The Memoirs of A Rake by Brand Villiers, fifth Earl of Faversham

Author Notes

Barbara Dawson Smith is a New York Times bestselling author. Writing as Olivia Drake , she is the author of Seducing the Heiress, Never Trust a Rogue , and Scandal of the Year . She has been a member of Romance Writers of America since 1981, and her novels have won the Golden Heart Award, Best Historical Romantic Suspense and Best Regency Historical from Romantic Times , and the prestigious RITA award. She lives in Houston, Texas.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Smith reintroduces readers to the Rosebuds, three elderly ladies known for their shenanigans, in her newest Regency (after Tempt Me Twice). When the Rosebuds are injured in a carriage accident, Lady Charlotte Quinton rushes to London to see her grandmother, Rosebud Enid Quinton. To her dismay, the three injured women are recuperating at the home of Brand Villiers, Earl of Faversham, the dissolute charmer who once broke her heart. When Charlotte and Brand discover that members of the disbanded Lucifer League, a "hellfire club" for gentlemen interested in orgiastic pursuits, may be responsible for the carriage accident as well as the deaths of former League members, the two set aside their mutual dislike and search for the truth. Smith's prose leads toward melodrama ("Charlotte would endure anything for the sake of her beloved grandmother-even enter the lair of her sworn enemy"), and her trite references to "the tall man" in Brand's breeches detracts from the romantic tension building between Charlotte and Brand. However, Smith spins an engaging mystery and throws in a few finely drawn red herrings to keep readers guessing. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved