Lady Lydia Daughtry is the quiet twin, happily living in the shadow of her sister Nicole, But with Nicole gone, it is her time to shine. The only dark spot in her life is her beloved’s death at Waterloo.
Tanner, Duke of Malvern, promised his dying friend to take care of Lydia. He’s prepared to fulfill his vow when he realizes he is attracted to her. He must find her someone to wed quickly, before his desires cause him to betray his friend. As the season progresses, Lydia realizes her youthful passion has been superseded by her attraction to Tanner. While Lydia plots to get Tanner to notice her, danger and mystery lurk in the background, thrusting them together and allowing their passion to burst into flames. (HQN, Jun., 362 pp., $7.99)