Mass Market Paperbound
304 pages, 6.76 × 4.19 × 0.81 in
August 5, 2014
Penguin Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0425268896
ISBN - 13: 9780425268896
Read from the Book
“Something altogether different . . . Thomas is known for a lush style . . . With its transporting prose . . . it delivers on heat and emotion and a well-earned happily ever after.”—The New York Times Book Review“ONE OF THE RISING STARS OF HISTORICAL ROMANCE.”—Booklist“THOMAS . . . HAS MADE A NAME FOR HERSELF WITH HER EXQUISITE USE OF LANGUAGE.”—Library JournalACKNOWLEDGMENTSPROLOGUEOn a storm-whipped sea, some prayed, some puked. Catherine Blade wedged herself between the bed and the bulkhead of her stateroom and went on with her breathing exercises, ignoring fifty-foot swells of the North Atlantic and the teetering of the steamship.A muffled shriek, faint but entirely unexpected, nearly caused her pooled chi to scatter. Really, she’d expected more reserve from members of the British upper class.Then a blunt sound, that of an object striking the human body. She frowned. Was it a passenger banging into the furniture or had she heard an act of violence? She checked for the box of matches she carried inside her blouse.There was no light in the corridor—the electricity had been cut off. She braced her feet apart, held on to the doorknob, and listened, diving beneath the unholy lashing of the waves, the heroic, if desperate, roar of the ship’s engines, and the fearful moans in staterooms all along the corridor—the abundant dinner from earlier now tossing in stomachs as turbulent as the sea.The shriek came again, all but lost in the howl of the storm. It came from the outside this
From the Publisher
Shortlisted for the ALA’s 2015 Reading List for Best Romance
~Chosen by NPR as one of their Great Reads of 2014~ In this spellbinding romance by the acclaimed, USA Today bestselling author of The Luckiest Lady in London, a beautiful and cunning woman meets her match in a man just as dangerous and seductive as she is, putting both her heart and her future at risk…
Hidden beneath Catherine Blade’s uncommon beauty is a daring that matches any man’s. Although this has taken her far in the world, she still doesn’t have the one thing she craves: the freedom to live life as she chooses. Finally given the chance to earn her independence, who should be standing in her way but the only man she’s ever loved, the only person to ever betray her.
Despite the scars Catherine left him, Captain Leighton Atwood has never been able to forget the mysterious girl who once so thoroughly captivated him. When she unexpectedly reappears in his life, he refuses to get close to her. But he cannot deny the yearning she reignites in his heart.
Their reunion, however, plunges them into a web of espionage, treachery, and deadly foes. With everything at stake, Leighton and Catherine are forced to work together to find a way out. If they are ever to find safety and happiness, they must first forgive and learn to trust each other again…
About the Author
The USA Today bestselling Sherry Thomas is one of the most acclaimed historical romance authors writing today, winning the RITA Award two years running, and appearing on innumerable "Best of the Year" lists, including those of Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, Dear Author, and All About Romance. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and sons.
Praise for My Beautiful Enemy:"VERDICT With incisive character development, deft pacing, and lyrical, nearly poetic prose, Thomas transports readers....A gripping, mesmerizing romance that is one of Thomas’s most unforgettable yet." --Library Journal (starred review)"Finding her new book (My Beautiful Enemy, Berkley Sensation, Aug.) was like running into an old friend. Thomas has honed her craft to a fine edge, penning exquisite stories of depth and emotion.... I see another RWA RITA Award in Thomas’s future." --Library Journal (BEA pick)"Fun and beguiling....In Thomas’ talented hands, the complex plot flows smoothly...while also exploring ideas of identity, loyalty and love." --Kirkus Reviews"I loved this book!....Sherry Thomas could have added 200 more pages to this book and I would have kept reading well into the night for a chance to spend a few more hours with this delicious couple." --All About Romance~Chosen by NPR as one of their Great Reads of 2014~~Chosen as one of Library Journal's Best Romances of 2014~Praise for Sherry Thomas's previous novel The Luckiest Lady in London:~Chosen as One of 2013's Best Romances by Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews~Chosen as One of 2013's Best Love Stories by NPR“Thomas is known for a lush style…[and] transporting prose even as [she] delivers on heat and emotion and a well-earned happily ever after.” --The New York Times Book Review "A masterpiece...A beautifully written, exquisitely seductive, powerfully romantic gem of a romance.