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The Lady Plays with Fire (Goode's Guide to Misconduct #2) (Mass Market)

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In this Bridgerton era You’ve Got Mail, the clever, popular, and deliciously shocking ladies’ periodical Mrs. Goode’s Magazine for Misses only employs women who are equal to the challenge—and for one biting theatre critic, that challenge happens to include romance. 

A fast-paced, innovative, sexy historical romance with a modern twist that readers of Sabrina Jeffries, Sarah MacLean, and Julia Quinn will adore.

As the daughter of a clergyman, Julia Addison knows she’ll never be able to fulfill her lifelong dream of acting on the stage. But writing forthright reviews of the Season’s most popular plays for Mrs. Goode’s Magazine for Misses, popularly known as Goode’s Guide to Misconduct is surely the next best thing. Even better, she’s got a ticket to Ransom Blackadder’s latest irritating satire about English society. Best of all, she’s sharing a theater box with the gruff but handsome Lord Dunstane, which is enough to make Julia call for an encore . . .

Graham McKay, the Earl of Dunstane, rarely leaves his home in the Scottish Highlands. Why would he? Nothing about London has ever held his interest—until he meets Julia. But when Graham realizes she is the critic who panned his last play—and she discovers he is in fact the man behind Blackadder’s wicked pen—will it bring down the curtain on their romance—not to mention the magazine that published the humiliating review? Or can an unexpected collaboration set the stage for a scandalous love affair?

About the Author

Susanna Craig is the award-winning author of historical romance novels, including the Goode’s Guide to Misconduct Novels, the Love and Let Spy series, Rogues & Rebels, and the Runaway Desires series. An English professor, she’s currently finding her happily ever after in Kentucky while holding onto her Midwestern roots. Find her online at

Praise For…

Praise for The Lady Knows Best
“Readers who enjoy independent heroines and not-so-villainous rakes will love getting to know Daphne and Miles, especially if they love the fake engagement trope and close-knit families.” —Library Journal
“Craig puts a cute spin on arranged marriage in the launch of her Regency set Goode’s Guide to Misconduct series…A few laughs, plenty of chemistry, and a strong emotional connection. This is a promising series start.” —Publishers Weekly

"The Lady Knows Best is a delightful start to Susanna Craig's new Goode's Guide to Misconduct series. A clever, wallflower heroine who wields a sharp quill goes up against a handsome rake in desperate need of reform in a delicious game of wits and wagers. Rich details bring the historical setting to vivid life and a lively cast of supporting characters makes this a genuine treat. A Regency romp sure to win your heart and leave you wanting more!" Lenora Bell, USA Today Bestselling Author of Duke Most Wicked.
"The Lady Knows Best is a charming and utterly delightful start to a new series! Susanna Craig’s writing draws you in, and I had such fun getting to know our intrepid advice columnist Daphne and her devilish rake Miles, as well as a veritable buffet of outstanding supporting characters. All centered around the magazine for misses, Goode’s Guide to Misconduct, I can see this series really taking off and serving up some truly incredible stories. Wonderfully fun and witty, you’ll find yourself falling in love with Miles just as completely as Daphne did (and if Alistair doesn’t get his own story I will mutiny!)" Christina Britton, bestselling author of A Good Duke is Hard to Find.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781420154818
ISBN-10: 1420154818
Publisher: Zebra
Publication Date: April 23rd, 2024
Pages: 448
Language: English
Series: Goode's Guide to Misconduct