Book Seven of the Wickeds
A scandalous affair with a much younger man…
Lady Marissa Cupps-Foster has buried three husbands. Only one, her dear Reggie, was a love match. As a woman considered past her prime with two grown sons, she’s decided on discreet trysts when she feels the need for male companionship. Lord Trenton Haddon was only a dalliance. Haddon is tempting but far too young for her. And love is out of the question. Clearly, she isn’t good at it. Determined to forget Haddon, Marissa returns to London and immerses herself in society.
THE VICTORIAN TAPEWORM DIET
The craze started in the early years of the 19th century. The dieter would swallow a pill containing the cyst of a tapeworm. As the tapeworm matured it would absorb food and the dieter would lose weight, so you could eat whatever you wanted. Once the desired weight was achieved, the dieter swallowed an anti-parasitic pill to excrete the tapeworm. Sounds so simple and incredibly gross.