We are on the record as loving Sarah MacLean‘s historicals, so we are delighted to reveal the cover for the second title in her Scandal Scoundrel series, A Scot in the Dark! Especially because the hero is the hunky Scottish Duke of Warnick, whom we developed a wee (pun intended) crush on during book one, The Rogue Not Taken. A Scot in the Dark won’t be with us until late August, but we can peek at the cover now!
But first, for the blurb!
Lonesome Lily turned Scandalous Siren
Miss Lillian Harwood has lived much of her life alone in a gilded cage, longing for love and companionship. When an artist offers her pretty promises and begs her to pose for a scandalous portrait, Lily doesn’t hesitate…until the lying libertine leaves her in disgrace. With the painting now public, Lily has no choice but to turn to the one man who might save her from ruin.
Highland Devil turned Halfhearted Duke
The Duke of Warnick loathes all things English, none more so than the aristocracy. It does not matter that the imposing Scotsman has inherited one of the most venerable dukedoms in Britain-he wants nothing to do with it, especially when he discovers that the unwanted title comes with a troublesome ward, one who is far too old and far too beautiful to be his problem.
Tartan Comes to Town
Warnick arrives in London with a single goal: get the chit married and see her become someone else’s problem, then return to a normal, quiet life in Scotland. It’s the perfect plan, until Lily declares she’ll only marry for love…and the Scot finds that there is one thing in England he likes far too much …
All right, are you ready?
We love it, especially the heroine’s expression! Of the image, Sarah says, “I’m wild about this cover because it’s as though the Avon Art Department was in my head when they put it together — A Scot in the Dark is about a perfectly Scottish hero who inherits an English dukedom — along with a beautiful, troublesome English ward. The book is set almost entirely in London, where the Duke of Warnick has no choice to live while trying to get Miss Lillian Harwood married … and convince himself that he’s the absolute wrong man for that particular job — after all, Scotland and England do not mix. The juxtaposition of London townhouse and tartan on the book cover is a flawless representation of the book inside … and proof that Scotland and England are a perfect match in the right circumstances!
A Scot in the Dark will be with us on August 30, 2016 — which seems so far away! Sob. In the meantime, why not peek at some other cover reveals?