The New York Times bestselling author brings back the most beloved family in romance!
Damaris Myddleton never expected to inherit a vast fortune-but she's ready to use it to buy the most eligible title in England. In comes Mr. Fitzroger, the dashing but penniless adventurer who first saves her from social disaster, and then saves her life. Now, trapped in mystery, danger, and forbidden intimacy, Damaris fights not to surrender her freedom and her heart to a most unsuitable man.
When newly rich Damaris Myddleton is rejected by the Marquess of Ashart and flees the Malloren holiday gathering, Octavius Fitzroger, a close friend of Ashart, literally rides to her rescue and keeps her from making an even bigger fool of herself. Chafing under the guardianship of her uncle, Damaris pleads with Rothgar, the Malloren family patriarch, to take on the role. He agrees, but when he insists that she and Ashart's new fiancEe make their appearance at the Queen's Birthday Ball in three weeks-and Octavius decides that he needs to protect her from fortune hunters as well as keeping Ashart safe from a would-be assassin-the stage is set for some lively adventures. Picking up exactly where Winter Fire leaves off, Beverley turns a rejected "other woman" into a fiery, outspoken, sympathetic heroine; pairs her with a dashing but penniless, scandal-ridden hero; and lets the fun-and the danger-begin. Once again readers are treated to a delightful, intricately plotted, and sexy romp set in the slightly bawdy Georgian world of Beverley's beloved "Malloren Chronicles." Beverley lives in Canada. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.