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The Scandalous Lyon (The Lyon's Den Connected World) by Maggi Andersen. Release & ARC Review.

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Enter the world of the most notorious gambling den in London, where matches are made... unusually. Welcome to the world of THE LYON'S DEN: The Black Widow of Whitehall Connected World, where the underground of Regency London thrives... and loves.

A match made in heaven. If he was sure of anything, it was this!

Love can be found in the strangest of places…

Lord Jason Glazebrook has no plans to settle down. He will not inherit for several years, and worse, he is at odds with his brother, Charles, Duke of Shewsbury, who believes him capable of a dangerous, dishonorable act.

To escape the tension at home, Jason spends many hours at his club, the Lyon’s Den in Whitehall. When the unscrupulous matchmaker, Mrs. Bessie Dove-Lyon introduces him to a debutante, Miss Beverly Crabtree, Jason considers the beautiful young lady perfect for a dalliance, and invites her to ride with him in Hyde Park.

When he discovers Beverly is a gently reared girl, he is determined not to see her again. But he cannot forget her and allows Dove-Lyon to draw him back into her net.

Despite his brother’s warning, Jason refuses to relinquish the lovely Miss Crabtree’s company. He senses she is in trouble and wants to help. And much more. He has never met a woman he wanted for his own…until he met Beverly.
But so much stands in their way.

It is only a matter of time before shame and disgrace befall the Crabtree family. While her worried mother seeks a wealthy suitor for her, Beverly tries to deny her feelings for Jason. The noble Shewsburys will never accept her as his wife.
Jason’s plan may be a possible way out of her troubles. With few options left to her, and the lure of spending days in his company, Beverly is determined to take the chance.

Their journey into the countryside to mend a family rift might bring closure, or it could go horribly wrong.

(Note: This is an introductory novella to the Never Series - Never Doubt a Duke, Book One, coming soon!)

The Lyon's Den Connected World

Into The Lyon's Den
The Scandalous Lyon


Lord Jason Glazebrook has disappointed his brother by being sent down from Oxford. When he is summoned into the private drawing room of the notorious matchmaker Mrs Dove-Lyon he knows to be on guard. He has nothing to offer on the marriage mart,  and he's far too young to even think about it.
Miss Beverly Crabtree has been dragged to the matchmaker in London to find a husband before the problem facing her father becomes known.  She doesn't like the idea of trapping someone.  
This is a sweet historical romance with lovely characters.  Our young protagonists will need help to solve their problems.  
This is part of a multi author series all based around the Lyon's Den gambling house.  All the ones I've read so far have been good fun.  
A very entertaining read.


Maggi Andersen wrote her first book for publication after gaining a BA in English and an MA in Creative Writing. She lives with her husband, a retired lawyer in an historic country town near Sydney, Australia. She wrote her first adventure story at 8 years old. Her novels are still adventure stories, but also seductive romances. Georgette Heyer and Victoria Holt among others, inspired her Regencies and she also writes contemporary romantic suspense, darker, Victorian mysteries and young adult novels.

Maggi supports the RSPCA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to animals) and animals often feature in her books, IFAW and Youth off the Streets.

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