NOT JUST A GOVERNESS
This is book one in Mortimer’s new series, A Season of Secrets. A jaded lord, a lady in disguise, a dastardly villain and a whole lot of secrets will keep readers on the edge of their seats. This Mortimer tale is a wild adventure with rich narrative, authentic dialogue and memorable characters.
Lord Adam Hawthorne is contemptuous of society, its rules and its pettiness. He rarely ventures out among the ton, preferring to concentrate on his holdings and small daughter. He avoids his grandmother’s matchmaking schemes. After all, one wife was more than enough for him. However, there is one woman who intrigues him, though: the lovely widow, Mrs. Elena Leighton, whom he has hired as his daughter’s governess. Elena arouses his curiosity and his passion. Their sparring leads to desires that scare both of them. Once Elena’s secret identity is revealed, all hell breaks loose. Now, Adam has no choice but to face his demons and society to save the woman he loves. (HARLEQUIN, Aug., 288 pp., $6.50)