One of the genre's greatest storytellers spins another fascinating tale in her popular Company of Rogues series.
It was outrageous! Why on earth would his stepfather's dying parent have made Miles Cavanagh, a dashing bachelor, guardian to a girl only five years his junior?
Of course, Felicity Monahan is an heiress. And she is being courted by a scoundrel, one with whom she is seemingly quite enamored. The headstrong lass is clearly in need of a firm hand.
Miles' arrival at the Monahan estate is less than auspicious. Assaulted and trussed up by a gang of "farm boys," he must suffer the humiliation of rescue by a teasing wanton who is obviously no better than she should be. Of course, she also turns out to be his new ward as well...
Can Miles reach the vulnerable woman hiding beneath the impudent mask? She has good reason to fear any man's power and even more reason to accept an unthinkable match. It will take all the cunning of the Company of Rogues to figure a way out of her predicament.
Brimming with sensual adventure and daring wit, this lively tale gets off to a wonderful start, and readers familiar with the Rogues will revel at their latest reunion. (Nov., 384 pp., $5.99)