By Stephie Smith
Winner of the Virginia Romance Writers of the USA Holt Medallion Award of advantage, Romance Writers of America's Gulf Coast Silken Sands Readers' selection megastar Award, and Heartland Romance Writers of the United States exhibit Me The Spark Award. Voted one of many most sensible 10 historic Romances for 2013 via readers within the RomCon Readers' Crown Awards.
A determined younger girl ... girl Louisa Barrick will do something to save lots of her property and the village that is determined by it, but if she attempts to exploit a rakish privateer in her scheme, issues don't end up as deliberate.
A duke masquerading as a privateer ... Jonathan Derek Wentworth has a scheme of his personal: to trace down the ton-based smuggling gang accountable for his father's loss of life. while he's stuck in a compromising scenario with woman Louisa, he comes to a decision it's larger to marry her than to hazard being ostracized through the London society whose invites are important to his plan. yet Louisa refuses to marry him, until he meets her phrases, one among that's a month-long reprieve from consummation.
Intent on seduction, Derek doesn't anticipate his unforeseen jealousy wreaking havoc along with his feelings, his marriage, and his masquerade. Lucy, nonetheless grieving the dying of her father, desires desperately to prevent one other heartbreak, yet fears she can have schemed herself right into a marriage with the single guy destined to wreck her center: a guy who isn't what he turns out, who evidently can't be relied on, and who would definitely depart her the 1st likelihood he will get.
This is a full-length novel of 106,000 words...290 pp in a 6x9 exchange paperback (which equals nearly 420 pp in mass marketplace size).