FROM THE BOOK JACKET: Lunden Beckford, Duke of Scarsdale, has chosen to exile himself far from London, with its painful memories and cruel gossip. Forced back to town on business, hes eager to make his stay as brief as possible. But first, he must honor his promise to find a suitable husband for his friends little sister. On one hand, Amelia Strathmore has grown into a stunning, statuesque beauty. On the other, the willful chit is more likely to scandalize a drawing room with her outspoken opinions than blush prettily. At least she agrees to accept his help—if he fulfills certain conditions . . .
Though duty-bound to marry, Amelia longs to secretly enjoy some of lifes freedoms first. In this, as in many things, Lunden proves an excellent guide. In fact, Amelias girlhood admiration for her brothers friend is fast becoming something far less innocent. Lunden believes hes known too much darkness to offer any woman happiness. Yet Amelia is starting to see how much pleasure can lie within the right partnership—especially if one is willing to be a little wicked . . .
Anabelle Bryant holds a BA, MA and is ABD in earning her PhD in Education. She has studied at Rutgers College and Kean University of New Jersey and is an avid traveler. When not in front of a classroom she can be found in front of her laptop writing Regency romance and pursuing daydreams.