Newly widowed and desperate to protect her estate and beloved servants from her malevolent brother-in-law, Martha Russell conceives a daring plan. Or rather, a daring plan to conceive. After all, if she has an heir on the way, her future will be secured. Forsaking all she knows of propriety,... read more
Regency Historical. Newly widowed Martha Russell is on the verge of losing her estate to her late husband's wastrel brother -- unless, of course, she can produce an heir. With less than a month to stake her claim, she hires her new neighbor, semi-reformed rake Theophilus Mirkwood, to help her... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Regency Historical. Newly widowed Martha Russell is on the verge of losing her estate to her late husband's wastrel brother -- unless, of course, she can produce an heir. With less than a month to stake her claim, she hires her new neighbor, semi-reformed rake Theophilus Mirkwood, to help her conceive a child. Martha, determined to lie back and think of England, is surprised to discover that Theo cares as much about her pleasure as he does about his payment. Theo, for his part, realizes that one month with Martha may not be enough to satisfy him. Booklist, in a starred review, calls this debut "a romance to treasure."
“Damnable pig. Fiendish, black-souled, fraudulent pig. It trotted beside him with a beatific look, quite as though it were a faithful companion, when surely its true purpose was to guard against his surreptitious reentry into the house through some window or back door. Or perhaps to spring at him, if he should happen to stumble. It took him for a fool, that pig, and in truth, in grim and mortifying truth, the pig was not far wrong.”Theo Mirkwood
“Admiration. Good Lord. Like a fist in the belly, that word. That name for what he saw before him. Admiration it was that put a light in her eyes, and touched her upright, expectant posture with simmering eyes. His mouth suddenly went dry.”Theo Mirkwood
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