Steam Level: 3 on a scale of 0 to 5. Slow-burn, steamy.
Louisa Green, painfully shy, never knew she might be anything other than a wife. Then she committed two of society's highest sins: she became a gentleman's mistress—and jilted him on the way to their wedding. In doing so, she lost everything...and unexpectedly gained the first freedom she's ever known.
Ned Fairwell, injured in the battle of Albuera, is barely managing to keep his life together. His reputation as a cranky, reclusive war hero is well-deserved. But now his incorrigible sister has made him responsible for her shy, ruined, and utterly beautiful friend.
It's bad enough that Miss Green is under his roof, asking for his help to find work.
What would be worse is if she leaves.
Kitty has finally escaped country life to her first London Season. John is resolved to never again reach above his class. When sparks fly, best made plans will go awry.
Despite her acting career, Frances is determined to live respectably. Will knows the most beautiful woman in the world couldn't possibly be interested in him - even if he helps her escape from dangerous scandal.
Louisa is a fallen woman who for the first time in her life is able to make her own choices. Ned, wounded in war, is just managing to keep his life together. Will their attraction heal or hurt?
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