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The Pretender

(2003)
(The first book in the Liar's Club series)
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Rule #1: Never fall in love.

Celeste Bradley captivated critics and readers alike with her unforgettable novel Fallen, which was nominated for the prestigious RITA Award from Romance Writers of America for Best First Book. Now, she brings us The Lover, the first book in the wildly fun, exciting, and sexy new Liar's Club series both featuring irresistible heroes who are out to steal their leading ladies hearts!

She had a secret she'd do anything to hide.
Agatha Cunnington, a headstrong beauty from the country, has come to London in search of her missing brother James. The only clue she has is a cryptic letter signed The Griffin. Agatha decides to disguise herself as a respectable married woman so that she can go about the city unnoticed. But for her charade to work she needs a suitable "husband," preferably someone tall, elegant, and rakish-someone like Simon Montague Rain.

He had a secret he'd do anything to hide.
Simon Montague Rain, also known as The Magician, is a member of The Liar's Club, a renegade group of rogues and thieves in the service of the Crown. When someone begins murdering members of the undercover cabal one by one, Simon is given the mission to bring in The Griffin, one of his comrades who is suspected of betraying his brothers. Simon goes undercover and infiltrates the home of "Mrs." Agatha Applequist who he believes is the Griffin's mistress. Before Simon knows what's happened, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to Agatha's soft, feminine charms-and he is tempted beyond reason to break the first rule of The Liar's Club: never fall in love.

Genre: Historical Romance

Praise for this book

"An engaging, lusty tale, full of adventure and loaded with charm." - Gaelen Foley

"A charming heroine and a dashing spy hero make The Pretender a riveting read...entertained me thoroughly from beginning to end." - Sabrina Jeffries


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Used availability for Celeste Bradley's The Pretender

Hardback Editions

June 2003 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Pretender (Liars Club, Book 1)
Author(s): Celeste Bradley
ISBN: 1-4177-0751-8 / 978-1-4177-0751-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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1780 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Pretender (The Liar's Club, Book 1)
Author(s): Celeste Bradley
ISBN: 0-7394-3535-3 / 978-0-7394-3535-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Paperback Editions

January 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Pretender
Author(s): Celeste Bradley
ISBN: 0-312-94600-7 / 978-0-312-94600-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
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June 2003 : Paperback
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Title: The Pretender (Liar's Club)
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June 2003 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Pretender (Liars Club, Book 1)
Author(s): Celeste Bradley
ISBN: 0-312-98485-5 / 978-0-312-98485-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

April 2007 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Pretender: The Liar's Club (Liars Club Book 1)
Author(s): Celeste Bradley
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
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