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Seductive Silence

This is such an AMAZING story ❤️… compelling to read.” Reader Review  

This is part 1 of 3; the HEA occurs in the third installment, Daring Declarations.

A desperate widow dares greatly…

Penniless since her husband’s demise and now ousted from her home by his indifferent heir, a young widow reaches her wits’ end—the end of her meager food stores, certainly. When her friend, a diamond of the demimonde, arranges a protector for Thea, she can do naught but agree. ’Tis that or starve.

But what happens when her previously passionless existence is challenged by the titled lord who now owns her favors? The brusque, rough-around-the-edges Marquis keeps to himself, is annoyingly silent, but kisses like a dream and Thea soon falls for the mysterious man she knows nothing about… Save for his generous nature, lusty sense of humor, and the grand accommodations he’s provided.

As to the man himself? Secrets abound and Thea fears she may have exchanged homelessness for heartbreak.

Seductive Silence is the first of the Mistress in the Making series, a fun, “sexy Jane Austen styled”, emotionally satisfying tale told in three parts: Seductive Silence, Lusty Letters, and Daring Declarations.

Jane Austen fans who always wished her fun and witty books had more heat are likely to enjoy this sweet and spicy hot Regency romance.

Release Date: February 11, 2021
(Initial Release: September 8, 2020)

• 9781949426083 ebook
9781949426106 print
• 9781949426304 large print


On the series:

“I recommend all three of the Mistress In The Making books to anyone who enjoys electric passion, witty humor, and a beautiful love story!” Reading Rebel Reviews

“I did so enjoy reading all three books about the growing love between Thea and Daniel. They were funny and well written and I can’t wait to read more of this author’s books. Highly recommended reads and definitely keepers!” Five-Star UK Reviewer

“This three book series is a fantastic story and it is a must read for those of us enjoy Regency romances. Take this recommendation from a 75 year old retired male engineer and don’t miss this set. You won’t regret it.” Five-Star Review

On Seductive Silence:

“Sweet and Spicy!!! Such a gem! I’m tickled to have found such a fun, intelligent, spunky (yet proper) storyweaver to add to my favorites. I tore through Seductive Silence and fell in love with Daniel and Thea – when it came to the end, I wanted more! I’ve found with every story Mrs. Lyons writes, I’m left with a smile.” Krysta Reviews

“Excellent in-depth characters in a delightfully tale of a Lord trying to overcome his stammering problem while acquiring a new mistress. It is extremely entertaining and a pleasant read.” Five-Star Review