While it sounds quite irregular, it is in fact true: Suzette was in need of -- bound and determined to land -- a fabulously ... poor husband. In fact, the poorer and more desperate the better, just as long as the gent would be so kind as to give her access to her impressive dowery upon their marriage -- for she needed the funds to pay her father's rather large, rather scandalous gambling debts.
Constantly stalked by marriage-minded mamas and their braying daughters, Daniel has had more than enough of those eager for only his purse or his title. Certainly he is more than a stallion for stud with a bag of gold between his legs ... er or an earl with attractive connections. Which is why, Daniel feels no compunction about lying about his funds when a rather forward miss confronts him at a ball -- no matter if she is the Earl of Radnor's sister-in-law. Although he never imagined such a delighted repsonse to his proclaimed poverty.
And while truth comes to light ... as it generally does, a darker problem looms for the soon-to-be newly weds when it seems that someone with a penchant for staged 'accidents' has little love for the not-so-impoverished earl.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 04 / 2011
- 171 x 106mm