Special excerpt for historical romance The Trouble with Misbehaving by Victoria Hanlen

Today
is a special excerpt from the historical romance novel, The Trouble with
Misbehaving
by Victoria Hanlen.

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A little
bit about the author:

Award
winning, historical romance author, Victoria Hanlen, has worked at a wide range
of jobs, from fashion, to corporate business, to treading the boards of stage
and professional opera. A lifelong writer, she once put her skills to use in PR
and advertising. But her favorite form of writing is happily-ever-afters spiced
with a dash of wit and a page-turning mystery. Victoria and her husband live in
rural New England surrounded by a host of wildlife.
A little
bit about the novel:
Love, Betrayal and Redemption

Calista ‘CC’ Collins is used to being the talk of the town. With her scandalous
past she’s learnt the hard way that a woman needs to be strong to get what she
wants in a man’s world. And what she wants is the infamous Captain Beauford
Tollier—roguish son of an earl, notorious blockade-runner and all-round knave
of the seas.

However, Captain Beau
is not one to be cajoled—he is done with the dangerous sea life and ready to
follow the life of the straight and narrow. But with many powerful forces
circling around him, Beau doesn’t stand a chance…

Excerpt from The Trouble with Misbehaving:
 “Since you burned my letters we still have
much to discuss.”
He squared his shoulders. “I think not. Our brief
association is at an end. I do not wish to be a part of your mad games. After
the night before last—”
“After the night
before last?”
“It seems best to
allow you your distance.”
He heard a quick intake of breath and a rustle of silk. Her
voice seemed to rise in pitch, “Don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone what you
almost did with crazy ol’ Miss Collins. But then you have lots of secrets, do
you not, Captain Tollier? What’s one more?”
“I don’t know what
you mean, nor do I care.” He started walking again.
“Looking at all these…lovely portraits, I can see why people
whisper you’re the family’s cuckoo.”
Lurching around, he clenched his fists in an effort to
control his temper. Not only did the insult shock, it cut into one of his
earliest, deepest insecurities. He lowered his voice to a dangerous calm. “You
are fortunate to be a woman, madam. Were you a man, such an insult might force
me to call you out.”
She stood and gave him a look so sultry it almost begged him
to teach her lessons of a different sort.
“Ah yes, call me
out. And what should I call you?”
He turned to leave, hoping to prevent saying or doing
something he’d regret. Before he’d taken two steps, C.C. said in a voice full
of authority, “Mr. Wainwright. Perhaps Captain Scott? Or would it be Cornelius
Dolan?”
The hairs on his
neck stood straight out.


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