When a famous emerald necklace disappears, Georgiana Bellewether is determined to solve the mystery. But her beauty and gender prevent anyone from taking her seriously—until the Marquess of Ashdowne offers to help. If only the man wasn’t so much of a distraction…
Ashdowne has his own reasons for assisting the delectable Miss Bellewether. But when he finds himself falling in with her wild schemes, he begins to wonder if he’s falling for the woman herself.
“Not only is it witty, romantic and funny, it is beautifully written... I laughed from the first page, not only at the charming repartee between the hero and heroine, but at the many clever twists and turns the story takes.” – All About Romance
Book #1 of Love in Disguise
A RITA Finalist for Best Historical Romance
Key Themes: Regency romance, romantic comedy, Regency romp, historical romance mystery, beta hero, marquess, lady sleuth, strong heroine, Regency romance secrets, independent heroine, nobleman, witty romance, jewel thief, hero in disguise, stories with humor, secret identity, happily ever after, British historical romance, love story, burglary, romance fiction books
Deborah Simmons is a two-time RITA Finalist and USA Today bestselling author of historical romances originally published by Avon, Harlequin, and Berkley, as well as a romantic comedy.
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.