ONCE UPON A WEDDING NIGHT
Upon her husband's death, Lady Meredith Brookshire believes she can remain on the family estate. However, when her husband's half-brother, Nicholas Caulfield, is located, she fears she will be dispossessed. In desperation, Meredith concocts several schemes; either she can claim she is pregnant with the next heir or she must find a husband, fast.
Disinherited by his father, Nicholas has no desire to become the new owner. He already has several successful gaming hells and has plenty of money, but he is curious to see the woman his brother married; wondering if he can exact revenge against those who rejected him by ruining her.
When Nicolas discovers Meredith is not pregnant, he realizes he will have to help her find a husband. But it isn't easy to get rid of a woman as beautiful, vulnerable, determined or passionate as Meredith ... unless he marries her himself.
Jordan makes her debut with a delightfully charming, fresh romance. You've got a fake secret baby, a bad-boy hero and a good-girl heroine whose endearing characteristics and sprightly repartee are sure to captivate. SENSUAL (Aug., 384 pp., $5.99)