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Checkmate is the third part of a trilogy, the first and second parts are Awakening Love and Seduction.

Previously published by Magpies Nest Publishing
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Edencroft’s renovated boathouse, central to a new business venture, bursts into flames. Charles now realises just how far his rival Robert, the renowned entrepreneur, garment manufacturer and seducer of women, is prepared to go in his sadistic game of winner takes all.
Charlie’s womenfolk — wife, daughter and niece — are already under Robert’s erotic spell. Are the schemes of a dangerous antagonist more powerful than integrity and patience?

Compelling reading:
Checkmate is a tour de force of the strengths and weaknesses between members of two powerful families. It is the English Lake District’s own Dallas only with more three-dimensional characters.
As a romance novel, you’ll need asbestos gloves to read these fiery pages. It is far more than eroticism: it is a perceptive and insightful exploration of a family’s relationships, lusts and passions. In amongst the wily machinations there is also humour.
Gladys Hobson is an experienced novelist and it shows in her masterful writing. Any reader of romance will be enriched by reading Checkmate, a must-read addition to their bookshelves.
Geoff Nelder: award-winning author and co-editor of Escape Velocity magazine.

AuthorGladys Hobson
Cover illustrationGladys Hobson
PublisherMagpies Nest Publishing
Printing and bindingDirect-POD
Pages416, 134mm x 197mm, B&W
Available fromOut of print