Synopses & Reviews
Her beauty rivaled only by her sensibility, Venetia Lanyon is nearly resigned to spinsterhood, thanks to the enormous amount of responsibility she inherited with a Yorkshire estate, an invalid brother and the lackluster efforts of two wearisomely persistent suitors. Then she meets her neighbor, the infamous Lord Damerel, a charming rake shunned by polite society--exactly the type of man that a woman of quality should stay away from.
Though his scandalous past and deepest secrets give Venetia every reason to mistrust him, a rogue always gets what he wants. Without warning, his demanding kiss threatens to become a bachelor's undoing...and a spinster's most passionate awakening.
In all her 25 years, lovely Venetia Lanyon has never been further than Harrogate. Then she meets her neighbor, Lord Damerel, and before she knows better, she is egging on a libertine whose way of life has scandalized the county for years. Original.