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Desire becomes her
Busbee, Shirlee.
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New York : Kensington Publishing Corp., [2012]

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376 pages ; 21 cm.
While staying at her uncle's estate, widow Gillian Dashwood, who the ton believes murdered her first husband, a depraved gambler, meets Lucian Joslyn, a man she knows she should stay away from but is unable to resist.
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New York Times bestselling author Shirlee Busbee delivers an irresistibly enthralling romance as a determined lady and a daring gambler stake everything to win passion's most dangerous game . . .Gillian Dashwood's wastrel husband wagered away her fortune. His scandalous murder ruined her reputation. Even still, she'll do whatever it takes to protect her beloved elderly uncle from Lucien Joslyn, the cool-headed gambler whose reasons for coming to the country are as mysterious as his newfound fortune. Once Lucien makes it clear he is certain Gillian is herself anything but innocent, she's determined to reveal the truth about him. But the simmering desire that draws them ever closer is threatening those with vengeful secrets to keep. Now, trusting each other is a hazard Gillian and Lucien never imagined--even as a chance at an enduring love is the one peril they can't resist . . .Praise for Shirlee Busbee and Passion Becomes Her'A fast plot packed with clever twists keeps the action and passion blazing.' Publishers Weekly'Delicious . . . fast-paced, intriguing.' Affaire de Coeur

Author Notes

Shirlee Busbee was born on August 9, 1941 in San Jose, California. She received a certificate from the Burbank Business College in 1962. She has worked as a receptionist for the Marin County Title and Abstract Co., as plant supervisor for Fairfield Title Co., and as secretary and drafting technician for the County Parks Department of Fairfield, California. She started writing historical romance novels in 1977. She has written over 18 books including Gypsy Lady, Lady Vixen, Love a Dark Rider, A Heart for the Taking, and Love Be Mine. She has received numerous awards including the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award and Affaire de Coeur's Silver and Bronze Pen Awards.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

With her trademark mix of romance and derring-do, Busbee (Rapture Becomes Her) turns out a solid tale of a wrongly accused widow and a nobleman's by-blow in late 18th-century England. The friendship between handsome gambler Luc Joslyn and elderly gentleman Silas Ordway leads to friction when Silas's niece Gillian Dashwood, suspected of the brutal murder of her husband, comes to visit along with her ne'er-do-well brother, Stanley, and his unpleasant friend, Lord George Canfield. Mutual suspicion devolves rapidly into mutual attraction between Gillian and Luc, even as Canfield attempts to blackmail Gillian while Luc and his family are threatened by a vengeful gang of smugglers. A delightfully eclectic cast of well-drawn supporting characters provides a pleasing counterpart to the sparkling central romance in this satisfying, well-crafted tale. Agent: Irene Goodman, Irene Goodman Literary Agency. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.