The Naked Truth . . .
Alistair, Viscount Moncreiffe, is much more interested in celestial bodies than the conniving ladies who are trying to trap the astronomer into marriage. But when dauntless, determined Charlotte Parnell literally drops into his arms one night, he’s quick to tender a marriage proposal when they are discovered in this scandalous position.
Better a Spy Than a Bride . . .
Charlotte would rather continue spying for the Crown than obey her brother’s wishes that she marry and live a quiet life. She's determined to solve an important and dangerous case before he does. After a misstep on a London rooftop lands her in Viscount Moncreiffe's embrace, the handsome scholar’s offer of a fake betrothal will simplify life for both of them. With a fiancé by her side, she'll arouse fewer suspicions. They’ll end their engagement once her mission is completed.
A close call has Alistair realizing his emotions are real, and he confesses he wants their engagement to end … in marriage. But Charlotte’s plans for her future don’t include a husband or a new partner. Will she have to give up the independence she’s fought so hard for in exchange for the love Alistair offers?
Originally published in 2006. Lightly edited for 2021 as part of the Scandalous Ladies series. Each book in the series can be read as a stand-alone -- each is a complete story arc with no cliffhangers -- though most readers prefer to read them in the order published.