In addition to being a wife and mommy to an exquisite son and daughter, Tracy Goodwin is also the #1 bestselling author of sweeping Historical Romances fraught with passion, hope, danger, and redemption. Not surprising, having created epic tales of happily-ever-afters since she was a little girl. As her imagination blossomed, so did Tracy's dramatic stories of historical heroes and heroines living in magnificent estates surrounded by landscapes the vivid colors of Impressionist paintings. What is more romantic than stories of forbidden love, flawed heroes and heroines overcoming obstacles to be rewarded with an epic romance and a much needed happy ending?
What could be more touching than Jane Austen's Mr. Darcy declaring his love for Elizabeth, Emma finding love in the familiar visage of Mr. Knightley, or Charlotte Bronte's Jane returning home to Mr. Rochester at last? Such were her thoughts when Tracy read Judith McNaught's novels, eventually meeting the Author in person. This helped Tracy acknowledge that writing Historical Romance was her "dream." As her own characters developed, their stories yearning to be told, Tracy's husband encouraged her to write the novel of her heart, Dance with Deception. With that, the Scandalous Secrets series began proving that dreams do come true...
Colin MacAlistair understands that the worst nightmares are conjured from truth. He is living proof of it. After learning a disturbing family secret, he flees England with one goal in mind: amass enough wealth to prove himself worthy of his beloved's devotion. Over the course of three long and bitter years, Colin indeed amassed a small fortune but his success came at a steep price ... his soul.
Eve Weston's faith in Colin was shattered by his disappearance and her life turned upside down by the horrific events that followed. She survives, becoming strong, independent ... and betrothed. When Colin returns at last, Eve is determined to remind him of what he so callously discarded by forsaking her and ensure he will regret it until his dying day.
However, in this battle of wills, neither can deny the powerful passion between them. As their attraction grows, so does Colin's intent to discover Eve's true feelings for him. Duty be damned, time has taught Colin to be ruthless and to fight for what he wants at all costs. Through his years in hell, he has become a master of it and there is much to hide.
Danger looms as Colin and Eve face their feelings for one another.
Will their love survive the evil that seeks to destroy them?
Stands Alone: yes
Haunted by his father's sins, Sebastian Montgomery, ninth Duke of Davenport vows never to fall in love or marry until he encounters Gwendolyn MacAlistair and she consumes his thoughts. Sebastian wants her, and as he learned from his father, what a duke wants, a duke takes.
Gwen's father has arranged for her to marry a man she despises, the very man who shattered her fragile family. As she struggles with a desperate choice - honor her dying father's final request or alienate him by choosing her true love - Sebastian is forced to make his own desperate decision: trick Gwen Into marriage or lose her forever.
Sebastian and Gwen must confront the consequences of their actions and secrets so scandalous that they threaten to destroy all they hold dear.
In this dangerous dance with deception, who will die for love?