With the letter breaking his engagement, Stephan Kirton's hopes for respectability go up in smoke. Inevitably, his "interaction with the lower classes" and the fact that he is a bastard have put him beyond the scope of polite society. He finds consolation at Ormstead Park; a place for dancing, drinking and gambling -- a place where he can find a woman for the night.

He doesn't recognize her at first; ladies don't come to Lord Duncan's masked balls. This beauty's descent into the netherworld has brought her within reach, yet she is no girl of the day. Annabelle Winston is sublime. And if he has to trick her, bribe her, protect her, whatever — one way or another he will make her an honest woman. And she will make him a happy man.

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"Warm historical romance"
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 11, 2002

If life was fair and simple, Stephen Kirton would be happily married to a respectable lady. However, as far as Stephen is concerned life is unreasonable and complex so he knows his dream will never happen, as Polite Society will never accept a person born on the wrong side of Read more...

"Scrapes abound in this hilarious romp!"
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 19, 2006

Belle Winston is not the usual simpering maiden you would normally find in a historical romance. She can gamble, ride and shoot with the best of them, thanks to her stepfather Nabob Lydgate. So she's simply furious when her supposed fiancé leaves her at a house party when they Read more...


by Melanie Jackson

Dorchester (Leisure Books)
March 1, 2002
Available: March 1, 2002
ISBN #0843949759
EAN #9780843949759
320 pages
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