Part of The Beauchamp Heirs: After being plucked from peril by resolute bachelor Lord Hugo Alastair, Lady Olivia Beauchamp is secretly outraged that he doesn’t even try to steal a kiss! He’s a notorious rake amongst the ton and as a result, utterly forbidden to an innocent debutante like her. But their attraction is magnetic. Will she risk her reputation for a passionate encounter?
Janice Preston grew up in Wembley. At eighteen she moved to Devon, where she met and married a farmer, but she now lives in the West Midlands with her second husband and two cats. She has two children and two step-children, all now adults. Apart from farming, Janice has worked as a conveyancer, a police call handler and a university administrator. She currently works part-time for a weight management counsellor (vainly trying to control her own weight despite her love of chocolate!).
When destitute widow Mary Vale aids an injured man on the road, she is shocked to discover that he is the reclusive Lucas Alastair, Marquis of Rothley! She's intrigued by the dark marquis, but when she offers to nurse him back to health in return for shelter, he proves a difficult patient!
Lucas hides some deep emotion beneath his brusque manner, and a stolen kiss leaves her longing for more…. Able to help mend his physical injuries, can Mary heal the wounds of his painful past?