Grace Elliot - great historical fiction.
A regency romance.
Repulsed by the advances of a lecherous suitor, Celeste Armitage is determined never to marry. Sent from the season in disgrace as companion to Lady Cadnum, Celeste finds a sketchbook of nude studies. When she discovers the artist is her hostess' son, the darkly restless Lord Ranulf Charing, her resolve is tested even though he is exactly the sort of rogue she is sworn to avoid.
Nothing is as it seems. Lord Ranulf's life is a facade and he is being blackmailed over his late brother's debts. But just as Ranulf finally finds love, the fully fury of his nemesis is released and to protect Celeste he faces a stark choice between duty and true love. However Ranulf has underestimated her stubborn resolve to clear his name and in so doing places the woman he loves in mortal danger.
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