Will a notorious rake be a lady's key to respectability?
Glynis Chatwin has long dreamed of becoming a respectable lady for as long as she can remember. Uncovering evidence of her stolen birthright is her only aim when she hides in a deserted bedchamber--but proving that to worldly Simon Winters, Lord St. Albans, may be difficult. For it is his bedchamber she has unwittingly chosen, yet accepting his help in her search for the rosewood box that will establish her place in society is a dangerous risk. For Simon's intentions are less than honorable--and the temptation of his kiss is completely irresistible....
Wealthy, jaded, and bored, Simon has never made a commitment to anything but the pursuit of pleasure. While he's unsure if he believes Glynis's outrageous tale of a murderous uncle and a lost legacy, he is certain that he wants to keep the dusky beauty by his side--and suggesting that she masquerade as his mistress to gain entry into her uncle's circle suits both their needs. But Glynis is far more spirited than Simon bargains for, and far less eager to compromise her ideals than he would like. Yet losing her is unthinkable--even as he realizes losing his heart is not....
Romantic Times TOP PICK, January, 2002
4˝ Stars and Gold Medal "...a scintillating tale filled with charismatic characters and plenty of intrigue...." -- Teresa Roebuck