A drunken laugh, a roll of the dice... and Aurora Sprague finds herself a child bride, married in haste to a young man she's never met to settle her father's gaming debt. Moments after the ceremony, the new groom gallops off to the army and Aurora is banished to a remote estate, married in name only.
Years later, Alex Fenimore, now a top intelligence officer, is on a secret mission when a fiery young lady helps him escape attack.
He has no idea that the woman is his wife or that the sparks of desire between them are about to ignite a dangerous passion.
AWARDS: Best Regency of the Year Nominee, 2000
REVIEWS: "...lush romance mixed with great humor and a touch of human frailty." ~RT magazine
SCANDALOUS SECRETS SERIES, in order The Banished Bride Lady of Letters The Major's Mistake
LESSONS IN LOVE, in series order The Defiant Governess Second Chances The Storybook Hero
About the author
Andrea Pickens created her first book at the age of five—a neatly penciled story about cowboys—however she has since moved on from Westerns to writing about Regency England, a time and place that has captured her imagination ever since she opened the covers of Pride and Prejudice.
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