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Issue Details: First known date: 2007 2007
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'He would marry her and possess her in every way possible ...

'The Duke of Kylemore knows her as Soraya, London's most celebrated courtesan. Men fight duels to spend an hour in her company. And only he comes close to taming her. Flying in the face of society, he decides to make her his bride; then, she vanishes, seemingly into thin air.

'Dire circumstances have forced Verity Ashton to barter her innocence and change her name for the sake of her family. But Kylemore destroys her plans for a respectable life when he discovers her safe haven. He kidnaps her, sweeping her away to his hunting lodge in Scotland, where he vows to bend her to his will.

'There he seduces her anew. Verity spends night after night with him in his bed ... and though she still dreams of escape and independence, she knows she can never flee the unexpected, unwelcome love for the proud, powerful lover who claims her both body and soul.' (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2007 .
      Extent: 323p.p.
      • Previously published: London, New York : Avon, 2007
      ISBN: 9780732286422 (pbk.)
    • London,
      United Kingdom (UK),
      Western Europe, Europe,
      New York (City), New York (State),
      United States of America (USA),
      Avon Books , 2007 .
      Extent: 375p.p.
      ISBN: 9780061234910 (pbk.)
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