Can a perfect lady and an impeccable lord risk their reputations for true love?
Penelope Harwood has no patience for starry-eyed, romantic daydreams. It’s that sort of foolish thinking that saw her father plunge the family into financial disaster, and left her heartbroken. Penelope wishes for nothing g more than to be an independent lady, taking charity from no one…especially not Lord Nevin. But when her father’s latest scheme threatens to ruin them, she has no choice but to trust the enigmatic man’s offer of help. Though she has sworn never to give her heart again, how can Penelope guard against the attentions of someone who makes her feel so beautiful and desperately wanted?
Christopher Chatwin Dawes, now Lord Nevin, is determined to rise above the stigma of being half Gypsy. Redeeming his family name and surviving the cold shoulder of society means conducting himself at all times as a perfect gentleman. At first, he wants only to prove to the haughty Penelope Harwood that he is a man to be reckoned with. But spending time with her reveals a softer side to the proper lady, one that makes him long to take her into his arms. Winning her, however will take more than courtly manners—it will require Christo to risk his own fiery passions..
"...another very readable and enjoyable romance from Shannon Donnelly." -- Rakehell.net