Two Strangers, One Enchanted Christmas
Quinton Roxbury, son of an earl and as charismatic as a prince, thinks St. Nick has provided him the perfect bride in rich, ruthless Lady Emmeline Tarleton.
Lisette Hamilton could not have wished for a more reasonable beau than stable, staid Henry Brooks.
But on one wintry London day, the magic of the season intervenes, bringing Lisette and Quinton together just long enough to realize that there is more to love than to connections or contentment. And the passionate moment they share will force them both to choose between the perfect lives they always wanted and a desire they've only just discovered. . .
Praise for the Novels of Kaitlin O'Riley
"O'Riley's believable, charismatic characters and fast-paced plotline set this novel well apart from the usual romance fare." --Publishers Weekly(starred review) on When His Kiss Is Wicked
"A talented author. . .O'Riley's plot twists add freshness to the genre." --Romantic Times on Secrets of a Duchess
O'Riley (Secrets of a Duchess) eschews drama for nobility, kindness, and family love in this tender Regency. Lisette Hamilton and Quinton Roxbury can't deny their instantaneous attraction, but both are engaged to other people. Lisette is fond of her fianc , a childhood friend; Quinton's engagement is part of a business deal that will sponsor his financial and political ambitions. Each encounter between them is touched with just the right balance of romance and poignant regret. The writing is occasionally stilted, but O'Riley does a masterful job of making the dilemma gripping as Lisette and Quinton try to extricate themselves from their sympathetically portrayed intendeds.