Constable Will Danbury has infiltrated a school to investigate an alleged crime. What he finds is a deeper, darker mystery—and a potent attraction to the alluring headmistress, Jacqueline Trouvère. But a constable can’t get romantically involved with a suspect; even one he thinks is innocent, without committing career suicide.
As headmistress of a school devoted to saving the innocent daughters of London’s soiled doves, Jacqueline’s life is complicated. Will tempts her in ways she never thought to experience, but she believes no respectable gentleman could love a former courtesan.
Despite their best efforts to fight it, a romance blossoms. When danger jeopardizes the school, however, his deceptions and her omissions come to light, threatening to destroy their love. They must look beyond the past to save both their future together and the lives of those they’ve sworn to protect.
In this thrilling sequel to To Love a Libertine, an unconventional heroine will learn love’s power to overcome even the deepest scars.
“Liana LeFey knows how to build tension…She kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. Once a Courtesan is a romantic adrenaline rush…I was hooked from the start because of the intricate plot combined with a multilayered emotional background. What happened to Jacqueline moved me to tears and Liana LeFey writes about it in a sympathetic, but raw and honest way…I absolutely loved Once a Courtesan and highly recommend this terrific story.” – With Love for Books
“…it has depth and substance… The characters are complex, instantly likable and they continue to grow on you… This story has twists and turns, mysterious characters and suspense. It’s beautiful and sad at times but it has a fulfilling happily ever after. You won’t be disappointed if you give this five star romance a chance.” – Books By the Beach
“This story had much more than I expected: a great romance, a charming school, daring constables, assassins, a shady crime syndicate, spies, a mysterious vigilante -there was no shortage of action and suspense. This book had a lot of heart…” – The Last Page
“This is the first Liana LeFey book I have read. I will be certain to be on the lookout for more…I loved this book that is full of mystery and an unusual beginning to a love story.” – Brenda, Goodreads.com review