The Lord and the Wallflower: Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper, Volume 3 (Unabridged)
A rogue turned rector believes his adventures are over until a precocious debutante bursts headlong into his life.
When duty decrees former rogue Alexander Hawksworth fill the vacant vicarship a male in his family has held for generations, he resigns himself to a sober existence. Though he’s committed to his parish, he misses the soirées and parties, especially after the precocious Brette Culpepper arrives in London. After he unexpectedly inherits an earldom, he’s determined to make her his countess - until he’s accused of murdering the previous earl.
New to society, Brette adores the whirlwind social scene and the slightly sensual verbal sparring with the devilishly attractive Alex Hawksworth. She finds herself falling in love with the charming vicar, but when rumors circulate that she’s a peer’s illegitimate granddaughter, her world turns upside down. To make matters worse, a newly appointed guardian emerges, intent on forcing her to wed an elderly degenerate instead of Alex.
Time is against them as Alex struggles to clear his name and deliver the woman he loves from an unthinkable fate.
*Previously published as Brette: Intentions Gone Astray.