is a special excerpt from the historical romance novel, The Trouble with
Misbehaving by Victoria Hanlen.
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bit about the author:
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.
bit about the novel:
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.
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…
much to discuss.”
association is at an end. I do not wish to be a part of your mad games. After
the night before last—”
allow you your distance.”
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?”
you mean, nor do I care.” He started walking again.
whisper you’re the family’s cuckoo.”
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.”
to teach her lessons of a different sort.
out. And what should I call you?”
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
neck stood straight out.