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What the Wicked Lord Desires by Henrietta Harding

Lady Alice Andrews has everything she's ever dreamed of: a handsome husband, wealth and all her future ahead of her. Yet all is taken away from her when she's left a widow. On top of that, she only then discovers her husband's wretched business deals--one, in particular, with the mysterious and arrogant Lord Timothy Langley, which ultimately cast her into debt. He has a bad reputation but to her surprise, Alice can't help but feel an electrifying connection with him. Will she be able to peer behind his darkness and perhaps find love again? Lord Timothy Langley has a dark past, one that made him a self-built, ruthless businessman. When he visits a widow to collect her husband's debt to him, he didn't expect to be mesmerized by her striking beauty. He has vowed never to be fooled by any woman again, but his desire for her is so uncontrollable that he's starting to believe that she's different. When she proves that she is strong and ready to take her life into her own hands, will it be too late for him to make up for their rocky first meeting? Alice will soon find herself at war with society and its dated rules, but only one man will show her the respect she deserves. Too bad it's the same man that led to her ruin! Will they be able to face all obstacles thrown at them and acknowledge the one thing that unites them? Will they finally succumb to the forbidden desire they feel for each other? "What the Wicked Lord Desires" is a historical romance novel of approximately 80,000 words. No cheating, no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happily ever after.