A Wicked Game: The Ruthless Rivals (Mass Market)

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This is book number 3 in the Ruthless Rivals series.


A Wicked Game marks the third book in Kate Bateman's popular regency romance series, Ruthless Rivals.

If there’s one thing impossible for a Davies to resist, it’s a challenge from a Montgomery. . .

A teasing bet.

Shipwrecked and imprisoned thanks to an incorrect map, Captain Morgan Davies has returned to London to exact sweet revenge on the cartographer responsible for his suffering. He’s also vowed to claim the winner’s prize—three kisses—in the bet he made with his long-time nemesis, the prickly, smart-mouthed Harriet Montgomery. His incarceration has clarified his feelings for her, but convincing the infuriating woman he wants to marry her is going to be his greatest challenge yet. When Harriet’s revealed to be the very mapmaker he seeks, Morgan decides to combine revenge and seduction into one delightful package. . .

A dangerous enemy.

Harriet’s always wanted witty scoundrel Morgan, and now he’s back; as handsome and as taunting as ever. She has enough on her plate dealing with her father’s failing eyesight and a rival mapmaker copying her work to play wicked games with a dastardly Davies—however tempting he might be. But when a threat from Morgan’s past puts them both in danger, Harry discovers that she and Morgan might not be enemies at all . . .

About the Author

Kate Bateman, (also writing as K. C. Bateman), is the #1 bestselling author of historical romances, including her RITA® nominated Renaissance romp, The Devil To Pay, the Bow Street Bachelors series (This Earl of Mine, To Catch an Earl, and The Princess and the Rogue), along with the novels in the Secrets & Spies series (To Steal a Heart, A Raven’s Heart, and A Counterfeit Heart). When not writing novels that feature feisty, intelligent heroines and sexy, snarky heroes you want to both strangle and kiss, Kate works as a fine art appraiser and on-screen antiques expert for several popular TV shows in the UK. She splits her time between Illinois and her native England. Follow her on Twitter to learn more.

Praise For…

"[An] engrossing, sparkling tale...Bateman pairs crackling banter with Harriet and Morgan's twinkling hijinks for a romp of the highest order. A Wicked Game is the type of book designed to accompany a glass of wine and a bubble bath — frothy, unputdownable escapism that will make your toes curl and your heart sing." - Entertainment Weekly

"Effervescent...the duo's barbed banter and constant competition proves a delicious prelude to seduction and love. Regency fans will be drawn in by this fast-paced romance and its strong-willed heroine." - Publishers Weekly

"While the focus is on the intense attraction between Morgan and Harriet, Bateman's illumination of mapmaking and use of maps in war is an added delight in this spicy historical tale." - Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250801586
ISBN-10: 1250801583
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Publication Date: December 27th, 2022
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Ruthless Rivals