A Wicked Liaison
Author: Christine Merrill
Constance Townley, Duchess of Wellford, has always been impeccably behaved. So why does she
suddenly feel a wild urge to kick over the traces?
Anthony de Portnay Smythe is a mysterious figure. A gentleman by day, he steals secrets for the
government by night.
When Constance finds a man in her bedroom late at night, her first instinct is to call for help. But
something stops her. The thief apologizes and gracefully takes his leave...with a kiss for good measure!
And Constance knows that won't be the last she sees of this intriguing rogue....
Christine Merrill lives in rural Wisconsin about ten minutes outside of pizza delivery range with her high
school sweetheart and two sons, a one hundred pound golden retriever, a pond full of goldfish and two
cats with active social lives. She talks frequently about getting "just a few sheep or maybe a llama."
Everyone breathes a sigh of relief when she stops.Chris has wanted to be a writer for as long as she can
remember, and during a stint as a stay-at-home-mom decided that it was time to "write that book." It
would be a part-time job. She could set her own hours, and would never have to wear pantyhose to
work.How hard could it be?Seasons changed, as did the century. Manuscripts piled up, along with
rejections. But she slogged onward and seven years later, she got the thrill of seeing her first book hit the
bookstores.When not writing, Chris can be found at the movies, halfway back and towards the center,
with a large buttered popcorn (but only if the film has a happy ending).Visit her on the Web at