"I want to know you, to understand anything at all about you, because you are the most maddening lady I have ever encountered."
He's the perfect gentleman…
After years hidden away from the mockery of the ton, proud Andrew Clifton, Lord Amberstall, is finally ready to face Society again. But when his horse is injured on the road to London, Andrew finds himself literally thrown at the feet of the beautiful, infuriating, and undeniably eccentric Katie Moore.
…she's anything but a lady.
Katie always preferred the stables to society, so when she was badly injured in a riding accident, she was more than happy to retreat to the countryside and give up the marriage mart for good. She never expected an infuriatingly proper lord to come tumbling into her life—and she certainly never expected to find herself wondering what it would be like to rejoin the world at his side. They couldn't be more different, and soon Andrew and Katie find themselves at odds about everything but the growing passion between them…and a keen awareness of a threat that may end their unconventional romance before it has even begun.
Praise for Elizabeth Michels:
"Historical romance devotees will enjoy Michels's adoring use of some of the classic tropes of the genre—the spare heir, the wrong brother as hero, the heroine in men's clothing — but what makes the book so enjoyable is the way Michels makes the familiar fresh."—SARAH MACLEAN, The Washington Post for The Infamous Heir
"Rich with wit and charm."—Publishers Weekly on How to Lose a Lord in 10 Days or Less
"Michels' fresh and funny debut will delight readers with its endearing characters and infectious mix of sweet yet sexy romance and realistic yet wry wit."—Booklist Online STARRED on Must Love Dukes
Michels's third and final Tricks of the Ton historical (after Desperately Seeking Suzanna) lures in Regency romance fans with a most unconventional female protagonist. Andrew Clifton, Lord Amberstall, falls from his injured horse, Shadow, and lands on the pottery wheel of Katie Moore, daughter to the Earl of Ormesby. He's prepared to shoot Shadow and buy another horse, but Katie, whose own injured leg leads her to sympathize with the animal, insists that he must wait for Shadow to heal. As Andrew works on repairing the stables and helps Katie overcome her fear of horses, he begins to feel attracted to her and her high-spirited, untamed nature. But Katie has a secret that threatens their newfound connection. Michels's storytelling is rich with wit and charm, providing this series finale with plenty of scintillating romance and simmering intrigue.