The handsomest of the de Burgh family of knights, Stephen enjoys wine, women, and comfort. He doesn’t want to protect anyone who’s headed into the wilds of Wales, especially witchy Brighid l’Estrange, the one female immune to his charms.
Brighid disdains her l’Estrange heritage, but she doesn’t need any special skills to know that Stephen de Burgh is trouble. She would rather go alone to discover the reason for her alchemist father’s sudden death.
But they can’t defy the Earl of Campion—or their destiny.
“Deborah Simmons is an author I read automatically. Why? Because she gets it right. I can always count on her for a good tale, a wonderful hero, a feisty heroine, and a love story where it truly is love that makes the difference.” – All About Romance
Two-time RITA Finalist Deborah Simmons is a USA Today bestselling author of historical romances originally published by Avon, Harlequin, and Berkley, as well as a romantic comedy.
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USA Today bestselling author Deborah Simmons began her career as a journalist, but left nonfiction for the world of happily ever afters. She’s written historical romances originally published by Avon, Harlequin, and Berkley, as well as a romantic comedy.
Her books A Lady of Distinction and The Gentleman Thief were finalists in Romance Writers of America’s annual RITA competition. Two other releases, The Gentleman's Quest and Glory and the Rake (now titled Glory and the Duke), were up for The Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence for Mystery/Suspense. And her work has been translated and published in more than thirty countries, with graphic novel editions available for some titles.
She believes in strong heroines, wry humor, a touch of mystery, and love that can’t be denied.