In a Bridgerton-style Regency world, three people are caught in a web of passion and deceit
Fontainebleau in 1825 is a glittering international court, rich with intrigue, passion and simmering violence. Lieutenant Colonel Kit Helford must navigate these treacherous waters to deliver the beautiful, self-destructive Princess Royal to her prospective husband. Kit’s childhood friend, Clemency Arwenack, is tasked with safeguarding her royal mistress’s reputation as the princess awaits a marriage she is dreading.
But both have secrets they will hide at all costs. Kit is on the run – from a man shot and left for dead back in London and a lifetime of scandal that includes a liaison with the princess herself. He will do anything to salvage his family’s reputation. Clemency, meanwhile, conducts a perilous trade in lies and blackmail as she seeks to destroy the princess, not protect her.
With the princess’s life under threat, Kit and Clemency are pitted against each other, even as a dangerous attraction grows between them. The past hunts them both, remorselessly, relentlessly, and neither can escape it for long.
PRAISE FOR SCANDALOUS ALCHEMY
“Katy Moran’s passionate, smart and action-packed novels set in a world where Napoleon won the battle of Waterloo – are stuffed full not just of heart-pumping romance but also clever one-liners”—Sarah Hughes, Guardian
“I made the rookie mistake of starting this book on a weekday evening at 11pm. Next time I looked up, two hours had passed. I was keen to read it because I loved the first two books in the series but I think this is perhaps even better. It’s great to meet new characters and reacquaint ourselves with familiar ones, and the plot cracks along like a runaway curricle, but I think what I enjoyed most was the superb creation of atmosphere and place: you are THERE on a sultry summer night in Fontainebleau in 1825. Don’t forget your fans, ladies, because you’re going to need them. Btw I understand the Bridgerton comparison and if that floats your boat that’s fine, but Heyer is really a better one. Except that all the sexiness is there on the page instead of just in your head. And if you’re a fan of Crow from the previous books, all I can say is that he’s improved with age” —Amazon 5 * review
“This book is the perfect Stella Rimington/Georgette Heyer crossover that I did not know I needed, and am now obsessed by”—Amazon 5 * review