Monday, July 18, 2016

Exclusive Sneak Peek: A Reckless Promise by Kasey Michaels + Giveaway (US/Can only)

A Reckless Promise (The Little Season #3)
Kasey Michaels

London's Little Season has never been so scandalous

It's the kind of vow often made on the battlefield. Darby Travers, Viscount Nailbourne, never imagines he'll have to honor it. Yet here she is on his doorstep—his late comrade's young daughter, and Darby's new ward. Worse, she comes with the most overprotective, mistrustful, bothersome chaperone—the child's aunt, Sadie Grace Boxer. Darby is quite sure that behind her lovely facade, the woman is guarding a secret.

Sadie Grace faced many trials working in her brother's surgery, but none prepared her for the world she's thrust into with his passing. Navigating the ton, with its endless ball gowns and parade of parties, is difficult enough, but hiding the truth about her niece while the sophisticated viscount watches her every move proves nearly impossible—particularly when his searing gaze tempts her to bare all. But when her family's past catches up with her, she'll have to trust in Darby... no matter the cost to her heart.

Adie stood at the windows overlooking the street, and the sight of the Prince Regent’s Pavilion. She’d expected more, or perhaps less.

“Fancy meeting you here, Miss Hamilton,” Darby drawled from behind her.

She’d heard him enter the large drawing room, but she’d decided that he would come to her, and not the other way around. She’d already come more than halfway, hadn’t she?

And why was she keeping score? For two people who had so recently been... intimate, there remained a noticeable divide between them. It seemed so strange, to be so near, physically and even as declared friends, and yet still so far apart.

She could verbally spar with him, laugh with him, even confide in him, but she still couldn’t be completely at ease with him. There were times she had to search for topics in order to avoid what might be an awkward silence, at least on her part. There were times she didn’t know if he was serious or joking. She was comfortable with him on many levels, yes, but she wasn’t comfortable being with him. She couldn’t just be, not when she still had to concentrate on being.

About the Author

USA TODAY bestselling author Kasey Michaels is the author of more than one hundred books. She has earned four starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, and has won an RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award and several other commendations for her contemporary and historical novels.

Kasey resides with her family in Pennsylvania.


Books à la Mode is giving away one print copy of A Reckless Promise—yay!

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