Dressmakers Series, Book 2
Avon Historical Romance

2012 RITA Finalist

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Black hair and glittering black eyes...the noble nose that ought to have been broken a dozen times yet remained stubbornly straight and arrogant...the hard, cynical mouth...the six-foot-plus frame. All that manly beauty. If only he had a brain.
— Scandal Wears Satin

Scandal Wears Satin


From the Journals of Sophia Noirot: A dress is a weapon. It must dazzle his eye, raise his temperature...and empty his purse.

A blue-eyed innocent on the outside and a shark on the inside, dressmaker Sophy Noirot could sell sand to Bedouins. Selling Maison Noirot's beautiful designs to aristocratic ladies is a little harder, especially since a recent family scandal has made an enemy of one of society's fashion leaders. Turning scandal to the shop's advantage requires every iota of Sophy's skills, leaving her little patience for a big, reckless rake like the Earl of Longmore. The gorgeous lummox can't keep more than one idea in his head at a time, and his idea is taking off all of Sophy's clothes.

But when Longmore's sister, Noirot's wealthiest, favorite customer, runs away, Sophy can't let him bumble after her on his own. In hot pursuit with the one man who tempts her beyond reason, she finds desire has never slipped on so smoothly...

“Flawless pacing, effervescent wit, and nonstop humor that ranges from subtle to outright hilarious.”—Library Journal

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For the last week, the whole of the fashionable world has been in a state of ferment, on account of the elopement of Sir Colquhoun Grant's daughter with Mr. Brinsley Sheridan . . . On Friday afternoon, about five o'clock, the young couple borrowed the carriage of a friend; and . . . set off full speed for the North.
The Court Journal, Saturday 23 May 1835.

Thursday 21 May 1835

Waving a copy of Foxe's Morning Spectacle, Sophy Noirot burst in upon the Duke and Duchess of Clevedon while they were breakfasting in, appropriately enough, the breakfast room of Clevedon House.

"Have you seen this?" she said, throwing down the paper on the table between her sister and new brother-in-law. "The ton is in a frenzy—and isn't it hilarious? They're blaming Sheridan's three sisters. Three sisters plotting wicked plots—and it isn't us! Oh, my love, when I saw this, I thought I'd die laughing." [read more...]

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