By Johanna Lindsey
*New York occasions* bestselling writer Johanna Lindsey sweeps readers away on a seductive experience with the “wickedly witty, lusciously sensual” (*Booklist*) Malory family members whilst a detested marriage agreement turns adolescence enemies into passionate lovers.
Nine years in the past, Richard Allen fled England and his controlling father. decided to dwell his personal existence, he took to the ocean and settled within the Caribbean, becoming a member of a band of treasure-hunting pirates and adopting the personality of a carefree, seductive Frenchman named Jean Paul to protect the secrets and techniques of his earlier. whilst he slips again into England to hold out an pressing job, Richard turns into infatuated with a married girl, Georgina Malory. yet his reckless try and woo Georgina at a masked ball seems to be the worst mistake of his existence since it brings him nose to nose with one other appealing lady.
Thrilled that her solicitors have ultimately get a hold of how to unfastened her from her betrothal agreement to the Earl of Manford’s son who deserted her years in the past, heiress Julia Miller is prepared for the wedding mart and hopes to discover that ideal somebody at her good friend Georgina’s ball. Charmed by means of a masked Frenchman who supplies her her first kiss, she can’t support yet pursue this mysterious man—until she makes a surprising discovery. Now, to prevent falling right into a ruthless nobleman’s capture, Julia needs to input a dicy, intimate charade with a guy she by no means believed she might love.
With a bit support from the lucky-in-love Malory relations, will Richard and Julia detect in one another that excellent an individual?