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A Second Chance for Love
Writing as S.M. Laviolette
Smart & Sexy Historical Romance
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The Cutthroat Countess cover reveal!

I’m thrilled to share the cover for Jo and Elliot’s book

(and Angus, too, of course!)


Before Josephine Brown began working as a blade expert for Farnham’s Fantastical Female Fayre, she’d never stayed put for long. She’d never had friends, either. Nor had she allowed herself to open her heart to a man. Yet now, as part owner of the circus, she’s suddenly forming real friendships. And then there is her attraction to clever, handsome Honorable Elliot Wingate—whose life she happened to save. After forever fleeing her past, the last man she should choose is one who ferrets out secrets on behalf of King and Country . . .

Elliot was fascinated by Jo “Blade” Brown even before he witnessed her lethal gifts, firsthand. He’s never met a woman who is such an intoxicating combination of self-sufficiency, beauty, and mystery. He’s never been in love before, but there is no denying he’s fallen hard. Yet each time Elliot tries to get closer to Jo, she slips farther away. If he reveals what’s in his heart, will he risk driving her away for good?

As their investigation—and her feelings for Elliot—stir up Jo’s deeply buried, extremely dangerous secrets, she’ll have to decide whether to run once again, or trust somebody at last . . .

And below is the universal link:

2 Responses

  1. Any updates on the next book in the Lightner and Law series? I’m still hanging off the cliff here.

    1. Hi K:

      There are more books planned for the Lightner and Law series but it’s looking like late 2024 at the earliest. Sorry for the delay, but rest assured this is a 10 book series, so there is plenty on the way!