Esmeralda is a mysterious spiritualist
who has been welcomed into the homes of Londonís upper
crust. But her presence is provoking to Lord Varcourt, as
his mother engages Esmeraldaís supposed gifts. Intent on
finding out her secrets, Varcourt follows her home and uses
sex as a weapon to bend her to his will. What follows leads
to an agreement between enemies that becomes an erotically
charged battle of wills and desires.
In this noir-esque romance, mysteries
pile upon mysteries. Varcourt and Esmeralda fight their
dark needs for one another as they work together to find
resolutions to the secrets that have haunted them both.
With several scenes of forced seduction, this isnít for the
faint of heart. But Ms. Joyce handles the fine line between
love and hate, pain and lust, with a deft hand. For those
who like their historicals with a bit of an edge to them,
Wicked Intentions will tease and tempt the reader
along with the two protagonists.