Originally Published November 5, 1991
Recently published November 29, 2005
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From the elegantly appointed drawing rooms of London’s most exclusive club to an imposing country estate in the heart of Dorset comes a provocative tale of a free-thinking beauty, a dignified lord, and a mad, impetuous love that defied all logic…
Augusta Ballinger was quite sure that it was all a dreadful mistake. The chillingly pompous and dangerously disturbing Earl of Graystone could not possibly wish to marry her. Why, it was rumored that his chosen bride must be a veritable model of virtue. And everyone knew that Augusta, as the last of the wild reckless Northumberland Ballingers, was a woman who could not be bothered by society’s rules.
That was why the spirited beauty had planned a midnight encounter to warn the earl off, to convince him that she would make him a very poor wife indeed. But when she crawled in through his darkened study window, Augusta only succeeded in strengthening Harry’s resolve: to kiss the laughter from those honeyed lips and teach his maddening miss to behave! How could he possibly know that it he who was in for a lesson…as his brazen fiancee set out to win his heart—and an old and clever enemy stepped in to threaten their love, their honor, and their very lives?
Originally published in paperback November 1991