National Reader's Choice Awards finalist
Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense finalist
A sizzling enemies-to-lovers romance featuring a hoyden who falls in love with her best friend's brother and a viscount whose buttoned-up exterior hides his hot-blooded nature. All wrapped up in an exciting regency house party whodunnit!
A hoyden’s prejudice
Spirited and unconventional, Miss Violet Kent has landed in hot water time and again due to her impulsive ways. Her latest fiasco involves Richard Murray, Viscount Carlisle, her friend Wickham's older brother.
She and Carlisle hate each other on sight, their animosity culminating in a mortifying accident. Ashamed and inflamed by their encounter, she wants to stay far away from the stuffed shirt but, instead, finds herself trapped with him at a secluded and intimate house party.
A gentleman’s pride
A man of honor, Richard Murray, Viscount Carlisle, has always protected his brother Wickham, whose latest trouble involves a debt to a cutthroat. To survive, Wick must marry an heiress; instead, he’s distracted by that improper hoyden Violet Kent.
As Richard strives to extricate his brother from Violet’s wiles, the last thing he expects is to find himself ensnared by passion.
When murder leads to love
Sparks fly when Violet and Richard encounter each other in dark corners and secret passageways. Yet, their forbidden passion and blossoming romance are not the only adventures afoot. For, a guest is soon discovered dead, and Violet and Richard must join forces to solve the mystery and protect their loved ones...before the murderer strikes again.