After the loss of her husband—and her left foot—Ophelia Shaw threw herself into running his distinguished cousin’s country estate, to great success. But managing the Duke of Montrose himself was never a task she’d anticipated…until he returns from London without a bride, determined never to search for another. Well aware of the gruff duke’s appeal, Ophelia is equally determined to change his mind and school him in the art of courtship—only to be swept off her one remaining foot!
Harry has returned home to the Widow Shaw in a very bad mood indeed, though not because he was jilted. In truth, the one woman he wants is not the lady who received his proposal. Now, Ophelia is resolute he should try again, insisting love doesn’t always happen at first sight. If she only knew… To placate her, Harry agrees, keen to have his “lessons” over and done with. They’ll either prove Ophelia wrong—or deliver his perfect bride right into his waiting arms.
A steamy Distinguished Rogues novella.
A delightful quickie! Ophelia and her husband were in an accident that took his life and left her without a foot. Her husband’s cousin, Harry, took her to his estate to recuperate. Unbeknownst to Ophelia, Harry had developed strong feelings for her the first time he saw her, which made living in the same household tricky. This is an endearing story about two besotted people trying desparately to hid their feelings and do what they think is best for the other person. As a reader, it is impossible not to root for them after listening to their inner dialogue....and the reward is some rather steamy scenes.
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