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Wicked By Design
Wicked By Design: A thrilling Regency romance, set in a Bridgerton-style world by Katy Moran
 The Regency Romance Trilogy, 2

'Lush, dark, utterly real and above all achingly romantic' RUTH WARE

Thrilling Regency romance, set against an Outlander-like background of passion and war, this will delight lovers of Poldark and Bridgerton.

1819: Cornwall and St Petersburg

High society England is awash with gossip and scandal. For Lady Hester, it's just typical that the wickedest gossip focuses on her beautiful, impossible husband Crow. Hester loves him fiercely, but the Earl of Lamorna has a wild past. Rumours of a child with his black hair and grey eyes wound Hester more than she'll admit.

Crow's enemies also want him tried for treason, and soon Hester and their own daughter are in danger. There's nothing Hester won't do to protect their child. So when Countess Lieven drops her guard and says, 'Take your baby, Hester, and run,' Hester does exactly that.

Meanwhile, Crow will do anything to save his family, even accepting a final mission that might end in losing them both for good.

Praise for Katy Moran:

'Passionate, smart and action-packed... Stuffed full of heart-pumping romance' SARAH HUGHES, Guardian

'A wonderfully thrilling, sweeping romantic historical adventure that keeps you gripped until the last page' ROWAN COLEMAN

'Badly behaved aristocrats, gloriously opinionated women and danger at every turn' iNews Best Books of 2019

Head of Zeus * Historical Fiction
05 Sep 2019 * 496pp * £2.99 * 9781786695376
REVIEWS
A thrilling, sexy romp through brilliantly reimagined history. Hester is one of my very favourite heroines and it's probably best not to ask what I'd like to do with Crow... Totally absorbing'
Holly Hepburn
'Sweeping and romantic, with a hero to rival Ross Poldark, Wicked By Design is a fantastic and compelling novel that draws you in and paints a glorious alternative St Petersburg, keeping you hooked until the end'
Imogen Edwards-Jones
A swashbuckling, sparkling world of a novel... with a mad, bad and dangerous-to-know hero'
Suzannah Dunn
'Excellent writing and characterization... with special mention for Hester: a fizzing-with-life, believable and resourceful heroine if ever there was one'
Daily Mail
Passionate, smart and action-packed... Stuffed full of heart-pumping romance'
Sarah Hughes
'It's pretty hard to pull off a good Georgette Heyer homage, but Moran makes it look easy with this addictive sequel set in a world where Napoleon has won the Battle of Waterloo'
i newspaper
'Badly behaved aristocrats, gloriously opinionated women and danger at every turn'
i newspaper
'Every feel-good list needs at least one Regency bodice-ripper and they don't come any better than Moran's second book, a wonderfully knowing take on the genre, stuffed full of deceit, desire and beautiful people behaving appallingly'
i newspaper
'I've always loved alternative histories, and Wicked by Design by Katy Moran is a luscious, swashbuckling gallop through a Cornwall reigned over by the Empress Josephine'
Woman & Home.
ALSO IN THE SERIES
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Author
Katy Moran
Katy Moran
Katy Moran is the author of Game of Hearts, Wicked by Design and Scandalous Alchemy. After a career in publishing, Katy now lives with her husband and three children in a ramshackle Georgian house in the Welsh borders. She is passionate about history, and is involved with multiple projects including Waterloo Uncovered and The Women of Waterloo. katymoran.co.uk @KatyjaMoran
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