They call her Lady Luck…
…but that never helped Diana Kingsley, daughter of England's finest horse breeder, in matters of the heart.
In fact, she's been decidedly unlucky after jilting her fiancée at the altar five years ago. Having endured ruin once, Diana is determined never to court it again. But when her father sells her beloved racehorse to the Prince of Wales, desperate times call for unconventional measures.
He has nothing to offer – not even his good name.
Every gentleman knows that the sister of your best friend is forbidden. Especially when you have nothing to offer her but a mountain of debt and an empty title.
So instead Alex, Earl Templeton watches out for Diana, spars with Diana and, on one momentous occasion, stops her engagement.
Now she is engaged again and once again engaged to the wrong man.
This time he must keep his opinion to himself. No matter what.
A Race for a pot of gold
When the Prince of Wales announces a race to Brighton with a thousand guineas as the reward, Alex sees a way to pay his debts, Diana sees a way to buy her horse back.
Neither of them see love coming.
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You'll love A Dash of Daring!
Adventure, mystery, humor, drama, and romance. The author did a good job of mixing many elements into a cohesive and entertaining whole. Strong characters, too!