From the New York Times
bestselling Betina Krahn comes this beguiling new romance brimming with her signature wit and passion.
Daisy Bumgarten isn’t thrilled to be trying to catch a duke’s attention while dressed like a flowerpot caught in a swarm of butterflies. But, after all, when in Rome (or in this case London society) . . .
Since her decidedly disastrous debut among New York’s privileged set, the sassy Nevada spitfire’s last chance to “marry well” lies across the pond, here in England. If she must restrain her free spirit, not to mention her rib cage, so be it. She knows she owes it to her three younger sisters to succeed.
Now, under a countess’s tutelage, Daisy appears the perfect duchess-in-training. . . . Until notorious ladies’ man Lord Ashton Graham, a distraction of the most dangerous kind, glimpses her mischievous smile and feisty nature—and attempts to unmask her motives. Daisy has encountered snakes on the range, but one dressed to the nines in an English drawing room is positively unnerving—and maddeningly seductive. When a veiled plot emerges to show up Daisy as unworthy of the aristocracy, will Ashton be her worst detractor? Or the nobleman she needs most of all?
“In 1890, most Americans trying to start a new life are heading west, but Daisy Bumgarten has been sent all the way east: to London, to snag a duke. …Daisy's free spirit is contagious, and readers will gallop through the lighthearted love story ….. The contrast between stuffy London high society and dusty American cowboy culture heightens the humor of the story, and excellent pacing adds just the right amount of suspense. This is the first book in Krahn's new Sin & Sensibility series, and readers will look forward to learning more about the next Bumgarten sister to take London. Krahn returns to historical romance with a barn burner of an 1890s love story.” –Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Betina Krahn
“Krahn has a delightful, smart touch.” –Publishers Weekly
“Smart, romantic . . . sure to delight readers.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“Betina Krahn is a treasure.” –BookPage
Praise for the previous works of Betina Krahn
“A delectable romance most readers will find impossible to resist.”
--Booklist (starred review)
“An utterly charming treat . . . a heroine to admire and love and a meltingly desirable hero. . . . Nothing could be better about this book."
--RT Book Reviews Top Pick
“The contemporary sexual feel of the writing . . . worked seamlessly into the historical setting.”
--Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
“Rip roaring romantic escapade is a breath of fresh air in historical reading.”
“Witty, rollicking romance. . . a bright, exciting adventure.”
“Krahn has outdone herself in this funny, sexy medieval romance . . . will keep readers smiling—and
hungry—until the end.”
“A captivating tale of action, adventure and passion that is wickedly fun.”