Maria Martingale was going to elope. But Phillip Hawthorne, Marquess of Kayne, put a stop to those plans when he learned his younger brother intended to marry a cook’s daughter. Now twelve years later, Maria discovers that the man who holds her fate in his hands is none other than the haughty gentleman who sent her packing – and he’s as handsome and arrogant as ever.
Always the proper gentleman, Phillip will do anything to protect his family from scandal, and when Maria dares to move in right next door, he knows scandal will surely follow. She is as tempting as he remembered...and the more he sees her, the harder it is for Phillip to hide his own secret desire for her.
Will they have a happily ever after?
Laura Lee Guhrke is a wonderful historical writer who brings her readers all that they desire in the romance stories: handsome heroes, wonderfully independent heroines, tons of steamy love scenes and a love story that warms your heart.
Phillip and Maria are two characters who were meant to be together, if they can just get over their prejudices and let 'nature' take it's course. What does this give to the reader? A fun, fast paced romance that you won't be able to put down and will have a well deserved place on your keeper shelf.