Whose secret is more scandalous -- his or hers? Sought after by all the ladies, Thomas Flander, the darkly handsome Duke of Ravensfield, is never far from the whirl of London society. All of that changes, though, when the duke discovers his fortune has been squandered away and he must devise a plan to save his legacy. The only problem is he must stay at his country estate and his absence has tongues wagging all around town. Only one woman, the beautiful, tempestuous Lynnette Overton, is bold enough to find out what's keeping the duke away. Intent on winning a bet to uncover the secret behind the duke's withdrawal, Lynnette, who has something to hide herself, concocts a plan to install herself in the duke's country estate...and lure him into her bed. But can Lynnette expose the duke's secret and still win his love?
Connie Lane has worked as a journalist, editor, and creative writing teacher. A longtime Anglophile, she studied English literature at Queen's College, Oxford University and quickly became a devotee of Jane Austen. Her four contemporary romances -- Dirty Little Lies, Guilty Little Secrets, Romancing Riley, and Reinventing Romeo -- have received rave reviews from The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and Publishers Weekly has called her work "sassy and stylish." With The Viscount's Bawdy Bargain, her first Regency-era romantic novel, Connie combines her love of English history and culture with her passion for writing humorous, romantic fiction. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with her husband, their two children, and an over-sized Airedale named Hoover.