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A Sinner without a Saint

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An honorable artist
Benedict Pennington’s greatest ambition is not to paint a masterpiece, but to make the country’s greatest artworks accessible to all. His success in persuading a noted philanthropist to donate his collection of Old Master paintings to England’s first national art museum brings his dream tantalizingly close to reality—until Viscount Dulcie, once the object of Benedict’s illicit adolescent desire, begins to court the donor’s granddaughter, set on winning the paintings for himself.

A hedonistic viscount
Sinclair Milne, Viscount Dulcie, prefers collecting innovative art and dallying with handsome men to burdening himself with anything as dull as a wife. But when rivals hint that Dulcie’s refusal to pursue wealthy Miss Adler and her paintings is due to lingering tender feelings for Benedict Pennington, Dulcie vows to prove them wrong. And if wooing Miss Adler away from the holier-than-thou painter also gets his matchmaking father off his back? Even better . . .
Can a sinner and a saint both win at love?
But when Benedict is dragooned into painting his portrait, Dulcie finds himself once again inexplicably drawn to the intense artist. Can the sinful viscount entice a wary Benedict into a casual liaison, one that will put neither their reputations, nor their feelings, at risk? Or will the not-so-saintly painter demand something far more vulnerable—his heart?

Praise for the historical romances of Bliss Bennet:

“intelligent and inventive, poignant and gratifying, and a radiant addition to a much-lauded series”—USA Today Happy Ever After

“accomplished, warm, and nicely laced with humor.” —All About Romance

“[Bennet has] the rare, and becoming rarer, ability to create main characters who reflect their times and are in turn uniquely, likeably themselves.” —Miss Bates Reads Romance

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