In this Regency romance by the author of The Naked Baron, a tactless man inherits a title, and his attempt to find a bride blows up in his face . . . literally.
The Man Is Practical
As marriage proposals go, Charles Draysmith’s suit is as romantic as the moors in December. Emma Peterson might be only a vicar’s daughter, and he the new Marquis of Knightsdale, and perhaps he would rather marry her than endure the marriage mart. But when he suggests how much he’ll enjoy securing an heir, well, a lady can only endure so much.
But The Lady Is Passionate
There’s something about a woman throwing pottery at a man that piques his interest. Perhaps his proposal lacks grace, Charles thinks. But it does seem a perfect solution. He acquires a wife; his young charges have the mother they so desperately need, and Emma gains security and position. You see? Simple. Practical. Sensib—oh no, not the ceramic dog . . . He will have to confess the truth to calm her down. And the truth is, he’s madly in love . . .
Praise for the writing of Sally MacKenzie
“Naked, noble and irresistible!” —Eloisa James
“The romance equivalent of chocolate cake . . . Every page is an irresistible delight!” —Lisa Kleypas“A perfect night’s read.” —RT Book Reviews