Wanted: Governess able to keep all hours . . .
Rebellious Julian Fortescue never expected to inherit a dukedom, nor to find himself guardian to three young half-sisters. Now in the market for a governess, he lays eyes on Jane Grey and knows immediately she is qualified—to become his mistress. Yet the alluring woman appears impervious to him. Somehow Julian must find a way to make her succumb to temptation . . . without losing his heart and revealing the haunting mistakes of his past.
Desired: Duke skilled in the seductive art of conversation . . .
Lady Jeanne de Falleron didn't seek a position as a governess simply to fall into bed with the Duke of Denford. Under the alias of Jane Grey, she must learn which of the duke's relatives is responsible for the death of her family—and take her revenge. She certainly can't afford the distraction of her darkly irresistible employer, or the smoldering desire he ignites within her .
But as Jane discovers more clues about the villain she seeks, she's faced with a possibility more disturbing than her growing feelings for Julian: What will she do if the man she loves is also the man she's sworn to kill?
Jeanne de Falleron, alias Jane Grey, has spent nine years searching for someone named Denford who sent her family to the guillotine. When Julian Fortescue, current Duke of Denford, suddenly needs a governess for his half-sisters, she lies her way into the job. Julian is dealing with his own guilt over the Fallerons' deaths, but his search for the man who betrayed them still gives him plenty of time to admire the beautiful, secretive new governess. As the family moves from London to Denford's country estate, Jane struggles to keep her past secret while continuing her investigation and exploring her attraction to Julian. The final book in Neville's Wild Quartet follows from the hints given in Lady Windermere's Lover to explore the repercussions of Julian's participation in the French Revolution, but the focus is more on Jane than on Julian. Jane is a more worldly heroine than the previous wives; fans of the previous books may miss the wry rake in the reformed Duke.