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(The third book in the Aphrodite Academy series)
A Novella by

Holly Hammond, an independent, sharp-tongued former tavern wench, has reached the pinnacle of her ambition, flying high as a sparkling London courtesan - until she finds herself out on the street, pregnant with twins. Her choices are few: live the false life of a widow in some distant corner of the realm or give up her child. And then, an offer out of the blue. For what might be the highest price ever placed on a courtesan, she is bartered into marriage with a stranger.

Royce Kincade is a stalwart, upright border Scot who fixes his sight on the prize at the end of the rainbow, giving little thought to such pitfalls as his wife's determined independence, her babies' natural father, or the possible outrage of his relatives. Not surprisingly, both Holly and Royce are left to wonder if theirs is a marriage made in Heaven or in Hell.

Author's Note: The novellas of the Aphrodite Academy series go beyond the traditional Regency novel to explore what might have happened to young women, from ladies to tavern wenches, to whom life has been unkind. I call this genre "Regency Darkside." The language is saucy, the sex occasionally graphic, but the stories are driven by plot and characters, not the sex scenes. And traditional Happily Ever After endings prevail.


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Kindle Editions

November 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Holly (The Aphrodite Academy Book 3)
Author(s): Blair Bancroft
Publisher: Kone Enterprises
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA