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Peek Inside Misadventures in Seduction

With five siblings to care for, Prudence Hixsby 's duty comes first. But when the eldest—and most cherished—of her younger brothers joins the war, she trades her body for his safety by slipping into the bed of a man whose touch is both fierce and passionate... little knowing she's just seduced the wrong man. Harrison Carlisle, the Duke of Sutcliffe, never imagined that that lovely Prudence would honour his bed and he can't resist her, but he keeps a gentleman's silence. But when Prudence's brother is killed, they find themselves uniting to track down a traitorous murderer.

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With five siblings to care for, Prudence Hixsby’s duty comes first, even if it means becoming a spinster. When the eldest – and most cherished – of her younger brothers decides to join the war, however, Prudence is determined to keep him safe. So she strikes a bargain with an old acquaintance: her body in exchange for her brother’s safety.

In the dead of the night, she slips into the bed of a man whose touch is both fierce and passionate… little knowing she’s just seduced the wrong man.

Harrison Carlisle, the Duke of Sutcliffe, never imagined that the lovely Prudence would honour his bed, or just how bewitching those lush curves could be. Yet he keeps a gentleman’s silence. After all, a spy for the Crown can ill afford to marry. But when Prudence’s brother is killed, they find themselves uniting to track down the traitorous murderer. And while death lurks within the shadowy world of espionage, there is also passion… and the unbidden thrill of a seduction!

Praise

"No one writes a better story than Robyn DeHart..." - Mary Gramlich, Vine Voice reviewer

"One of the best historical romance authors writing today." - Shana Galen, National Bestselling Author

"...fast paced read with vivacious characters, witty dialogue, and romance that sizzles off of the page..." - Harlequin Junkie

"Robyn DeHart's vibrant characters sweep the reader into a clever and sensual romp that is not to be missed." - Julia London, NYT Bestselling Author 

"Robyn DeHart proves that falling in love is the greatest adventure of all." - Teresa Medeiros, NYT Bestselling Author 

 "Sizzling romance...DeHart makes the romance believable and enticing." - Publishers Weekly

"DeHart is a genuine treasure." - Booklist

"Robyn DeHart has become one of my favorite authors...where she shines is in creating character.... DeHart's romances are tender and adventurous, and funny enough you may laugh your nethers off." - FreshFiction

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633750654
Series: Masquerading Mistresses, Book 3
Release Date: Sep 8, 2014
Page Count: 112
Imprint: scandalous
Genre: highlander, historical regency
Tropes: across the tracks, forbidden love/off limits

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By Dottie September 26, 2014

An unforgettable historical romance! Taken from my review at RomanceJunkies.com:

As the eldest daughter, Prudence Hixsby is caring for her five siblings, but when Johnston, the oldest of her younger brothers, informs her that he is leaving to go to war, she panics. She blames the Duke of Sutcliffe... ...more

By Angela September 10, 2014

This is the conclusion of the Masquerading Mistresses series and my favorite. Robyn DeHart draws you into her stories from the beginning and her books are hard to put down. She has a way of writing characters and dialog that flow smoothly. I loved both Prudence and Harrison. Prudence is strong, n... ...more

By Patty September 07, 2014

Harrison (love this different name) Carlisle, the Duke of Sutcliffe, is all about King & Country, so he started a spy group nicknamed, Seven. Prudence Hixsby is all about her 5 younger siblings & always been there for them no matter what. So when her brother, Johnson, wants to join in the... ...more

By Monique September 17, 2014

Prudence Hixsby is resigned to remain a spinster; her parents are dead, and being the eldest girl, she’s the one who sees to her younger brothers and sisters. Her brother Johnston wants to join the military, and she blames the dashing Harrison Carlisle, Duke of Sutcliffe for his influence on her... ...more

By Mary September 08, 2014

Prudence Hixsby had taken control of her family’s life the day her parents died. She has loved, nurtured, and protected each one of her siblings including her brother. Now said brother has decided to grow up too fast and join the military. Prudence is determined to either stop that or control his... ...more

By Amy September 12, 2014

This is book 3 in the Masquerading Mistresses series.

Willing to do anything to keep her brother from going off to war, Prudence Hixsby makes a deal with Sir Bailey Fenton. One night in his bed in exchange for his help in keeping her brother safe.

Sneaking into a darkened room later that evening, s... ...more

By Miriam September 29, 2014

Well... Huh. I was torn between laughing and gaping in mortification when Prudence's mistake was revealed. Then I wanted to disregard Harrison altogether for not telling her the truth when he should have. But if that happened, there wouldn't have been much of a story, would there?

Prudence had th... ...more

By WTF Are You Reading? September 10, 2014


Prudence Hixby has accepted spinsterhood as a foregone conclusion.
With her brother, Johnston determined to risk life and limb for Crown and country, and a veritable brood of younger siblings in her charge; chances of finding love seem considerably less than stellar.

But how quickly things change..... ...more

By Stacy September 04, 2014

Sweet and lovely read. I quiet enjoyed it. Wrong bed is another favorite trope of mine! My fancy is always tickled when I imagine the various ways a hero or heroine can actually slip into the wrong bed! In the third installment of her Masquerading Mistress series, Dehart pens a lovely tale of rom... ...more

By Jessica September 09, 2014

*** ARC provided via NetGalley by Entangled Publishing, LLC in exchange for an honest review***

I must say, I was quite pleased with this novella. Even tho it was short, it was missing nothing. OK, so you know the plot of this story from the blurb, so I dont have to tell you any of that. What you... ...more

By wrecked_life September 08, 2014

Even for a novella it has it all, romance, a little mystery, some action and an awesome plot. I didn't even feel like I wasn't reading a novel. It is so well written and character development is just perfect. I liked both Prudence and Harrison. Two people who don't seem to get along but secretly... ...more

By My Book Addiction and More September 10, 2014

A fast paced novella, which is well written with an intriguing storyline and well-defined and engaging characters. Part of a series, but can be read as a stand alone easily. Another hit by the amazing storyteller. A perfect Fall read! Filled with danger, romance, and intrigue. And if course the r... ...more

By Tammy September 10, 2014

A great action packed read. Prudence agrees to give her body to another in exchange for her brother’s safety, however she ends up in the wrong bed. When her brother dies, Prudence knows who is at fault and ends up at the Duke of Sutcliffe’s house. Now these two must work together to find a traito... ...more

By Joey September 28, 2014

This book was absolutely fantastic. It's the third book in the series and is pretty much non-stop action and adventure. Plus, the hero and heroine have an extremely unusual, original, and fantastic *first* encounter. I adore, Harrison, the hero of the book. Loved it and definitely recommend the e... ...more

By Carol-Ann September 08, 2014

Historical romance story of (Prudence and Harrison) I really enjoyed this romance story beautifully written,I really loved this couple and there personal story so much! A must read for this novella I will defiently read more by Robyn Dehart in the future, thank you to (entangled scandalous) for l... ...more

By Kiltsandswords September 08, 2014

When I think of reading a novella, it reminds me of watching a half hour tv show. It’s a quick story, some plot development and then a fast finale. A full length novel is more like a tv series or movie. There is more time to develop characters, setting and an intricate plot.
Reading Misadventures... ...more

By Shelly October 07, 2014

This is by far my favorite installment in this series. The 3rd novella tells the story of spinster Prudence Hixsby, who as the oldest must care for her 5 younger siblings after the death of their parents. In order to save her oldest brother from going off to war, Prudence strikes a bargain with a... ...more

By Lisa September 07, 2014

Prudence Hixby is competent and now solely responsible for her five siblings and wants what is best for all of them and wants to protect them. That includes keeping her brother from going to war, she needs his help. Prudence has always thought Harrison was interesting but they seem to forever be... ...more

By Melody September 08, 2014

Posted on What I'm Reading

So we have come to the conclusion of the Masquerading Mistresses series, in Misadventures in Seduction by Robyn DeHart. Now this is probably my favorite out of the three stories, for a couple of reasons: 1) The cover. It's absolutely my favorite. 2) How it all ties with... ...more

By Maria Rose March 31, 2015

This charming historical romance is the story of Prudence and Harrison. Acquaintances for several years, they have each harbored an untold attraction towards the other. One night of passion between them is left unresolved as Prudence is unaware that the man she seduced in the dark of night is not... ...more

By Cheryl December 18, 2014

Harrison Carlisle, Duke of Sutcliffe, has always wanted Prudence Hixsby but fought hard not to show it. Being a member of the Seven, an elite group of men and women working for the Crown, often brings danger into his life and he didn't want to expose her to that. Prudence's brother, Johnston, wan... ...more

By Farrah August 30, 2014

A nice, sweet, and quick read, Misadventures in Seduction was a lovely romance novella. It was a light read that I quite enjoyed.

Prudence and Harrison were both great. Prudence was tough, devoted to her family, and definitely strong enough to handle anything. Harrison was sweet, clever, and overa... ...more

By Alyssa September 20, 2014

Prudence. A loving sister willing to do ANYTHING for her brother in order to keep him out of war. Until, one night where she tries to seduce the man that could keep her brother from the front lines of war. But, that one night will change everything for hard, sexy, and brooding, Harrison, Duke of... ...more

By Lily October 08, 2014

I enjoyed this quick novella. The first love scene between the characters (yes, the one where she thinks he's someone else) is really sexy. The chemistry between Harrison (the intimidating duke) and Prudence (the strong-willed spinster) is great throughout. I thought the plot was interesting enou... ...more

By Anna September 26, 2014

Desperate older sister sleeps with the wrong man in an attempt to keep her little brother out trouble when he joins the military to fight Napoleon. This is a cliche plot is given new life in this novella! Prudence is a strong heroine and Harrison a engaging hero. This novella is fast paced and we... ...more

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Robyn DeHart

About the author

Robyn DeHart

National Bestselling author, Robyn DeHart's novels have appeared in the top bestselling romance and historical romance lists. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages. Her historical romantic adventure series, The Legend Hunters, were not only bestsellers, but also award-winners, snagging a Reader's Crown and a Reviewer's Choice award. She had three releases in 2013 and 2014 will see four more, all set in the popular historical romance Regency and Victorian eras. Known for her "strong dialogue and characters that leap off the page" (RT Bookclub) and her "sizzling romance" (Publishers Weekly), her books have been featured in USA Today and the Chicago Tribune. A popular writing instructor, she has given speeches at writing conferences in Los Angeles, DC, New York, Dallas, Nashville and Toronto, among many others. When not writing, you can find Robyn hanging out with her family, husband (The Professor) a university professor of Political Science and their two ridiculously beautiful and smart daughters, Busybee and Babybee as well as two spoiled-rotten cats. They live in the hill country of Texas where it's hot eight months of the year, but those big blue skies make it worth it. Sign up for Robyn's newsletter www.robyndehart.com/newsletter/ 

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