Scandalizing the Duke
So far as the Duke of Wolverton is concerned, Charlotte Longborough is a scandal waiting to happen.
Lucien, Duke of Wolverton, vowed to lead a calm and entirely proper life after his youth was spent facing down the scandal created by his father. So, when his stepmother invites impulsive Charlotte Longborough and her sisters to stay with them, he is less than pleased. He is appalled when he finds Charlotte sleepwalking in the library, and horrified when he gives in to the temptation to kiss her awake.
Charlotte Longborough's hopes for the Season are simple. She wants an offer of marriage from a gentleman who is both respectable and kind. Of course, it would be lovely if he adored her as well.
But Charlotte knows not all men are kind, and she fears her former neighbor's wife is in danger from her husband. Can she convince the duke that Lady Dalton needs rescuing?
. . . And what price will they pay if she does?
Agent of the Crown Tristan Sheffield's mission to uncover a traitor is complicated by an abducted child and the woman who believes him to be the kidnapper. Though she protests her innocence in the conspiracy, his chilldhood in the rookeries taught him that women are as capable of evil as men. Until he has proof he won't let her out of his sight.
Julia Dorsey's heart goes out to Alice, the injured child who is the sole survivor of a fatal carriage accident. When she earns the crash was the result of a kidnapping gone wrong, Julia vows to protect her charge at all costs, even if it means dealing with the brute who has stolen them away to a hidden location.
When their location is revealed and the traitor takes action, Tristan and Julia must join forces to hunt him down. In the race to save young Alice, their journey leads to unexpected discoveries and rewards.
But are the rewards enough to satify their deepest yearnings?
Elizabeth Longborough's hopes for more than convenience in her marriage to disabled Major Michael Warleigh are put in doubt when his buried past resurfaces.
Can she trust his promises, or will she be as inconvenient as their marriage?
Available October, 2021