Scandal of Art
Forbidden sweethearts reunited after seven years,
but each has scandalous secrets.
Serena Selby’s rare artistic talent has been nurtured by her aristocratic family, and she agrees to marry a nobleman who will further her ambitions. Will she be forced to repeat her sacrifice?
After seven years of a grueling apprenticeship to her talented husband in Venice, she becomes a master artist. Now a virgin widow, she heads home to the lake country in England to rekindle her loving friendship with Galen, whom she remembers as the ideal man.
Galen Lockwood has loved Serena all his life, but he is a commoner and keeps his emotions tightly under control. Fighting for Serena could derail his dreams, but losing her again would be devastating.
Brilliant and gifted with the voice of an angel, Galen recovered from Serena’s arranged marriage by pouring himself into his engineering work, expanding his singing to include opera, and frequenting his favorite brothel in Edinburgh. Wealthy and successful, he has decided he needs the proper wife to help him gain a baronetcy. A widowed countess would be ideal, especially as the lure of Serena is irresistible, but her scandalous secret of having painted nudes could derail his carefully planned ascension into society. Can he forgive her former life and fulfill all his dreams?