Once an Angel
A Sleeping Beauty Awakened by a Rogue’s Kiss…
After fleeing the dukedom that was rightly his, the last thing exiled nobleman Justin Connor expected to find washed up on the wild shores of his island paradise was a young woman asleep on the sand, curled like a child beneath the moonlight. His hard-won peace is shattered by the mischievous creature with the wicked dimple and mysterious past.
Orphaned and cheated of her inheritance, Emily Claire Scarborough has sailed halfway around the world to find the man who promised her father he would take care of her, then abandoned her to an English boarding school. She is determined to make him pay for her years of loneliness—with nothing less than his heart.
Book 3 of the ROGUES AND GENTLEMEN series, which includes Yours Until Dawn, Thief of Hearts, Once an Angel and Nobody’s Darling
“If you’re looking for a wonderful author to add to your list of favorites, give Teresa Medeiros and Once an Angel a try.”—Heart to Heart
“It’s hard to keep a straight face while reading Once an Angel, but this poignant tale goes far deeper than simple humor. An enthralling love story that grabs hold of your heart!”—Romantic Times
“A marvelous adventure you won’t want to miss.”—Affaire de Coeur
“Only a select few have voices that sing on the page. Teresa Medeiros is such an author.”—Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITION
Orphaned at 11 in 1865 when her father dies on an island off New Zealand where he has gone to search for gold, Emily Claire Scarborough is, at 18, bent on revenge. She has survived the last seven years at the Foxworth Seminary for Young Ladies in London, learning to fend for herself without benefit of a steady allowance from her absentee guardian. Bitterness and longing mingle in Em's heart, and sustain her until she is summarily sent packing by the school's surly mistress to New Zealand, in search of the man responsible for her miserable existence all those years. Washing up on the beach like so much driftwood, Em soon finds that serendipity has dumped her practically into the lap of her errant guardian, a dark, swarthy Robinson Crusoe-type who has spurned London society. What ensues is an idyllic interlude in a beautiful, untamed paradise, shattered when both heroine and hero are rudely awakened by the arrival of reality and the outside world. Though laced with evocative descriptions of the exotic wilderness, this romance ultimately sours, beleaguered with a plot whose logic is as farflung as New Zealand is from London. Medeiros wrote Heather and Velvet.