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Publisher Description

An independent East End girl meets a determined West End boy…

...and the chase begins.

As a key member of the Network and modiste to the ladies of the ton, Emma Lennox favors freedom over marriage. But when her best friend asks that she attend the Hadfield ball, Emma finds herself thrown into the arms of a dance master who raises both her pulse and her temper.

Respected barrister Christopher Neale needs to marry in order to claim his place as a Protector of the Royal Family (PORF). After two years of searching, an innocent encounter with a stranger on his brother's front steps ignites a yearning he cannot ignore.

Ordered by the head PORF to teach Emma how to dance, Christopher finds himself in love with his reluctant and enigmatic student. Emma must ignore the whispers of her heart or risk what she holds most dear—control over her dress shop.

Will Emma's resolve not to marry remain steadfast against Christopher's skill as a barrister and a lover?

April 20
Rachel Ann Smith
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

LisanneH ,

East end meets high society

East end meets high society.

Emma is firmly an East end girl, a seamstress who was burned by the ton (her birth was on the wrong side of the blanket). She’s to attend her BF’s ball. Grudgingly. Add in a dance instructor.

Christopher is Landon’s younger brother, Bronwyn’s brother in law and needs to wed to receive the mark of the PORF. He only wants to marry for love and from the first glimpse of Emma, he’s intrigued and smitten.

I was waiting for this book (as it was set up in Landon and Bronwyn’s story). And it did not disappoint. I particularly liked the class divide and the role reversal of Christopher wanting to marry for love and Emma not wanting to do anything with matrimony. I liked how rough around the edges Emma was.


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