A sweet Regency set romance from New York Times bestselling author Mary Blayney. The Braedon Family Series, Book Four.
Lavinia Stewart is not interested in a London Season. Born in Jamaica, she would rather stay in the country home she manages for her widowed brother and swim in the pond with her young niece. Her life is almost perfect, until her brother's lecherous friends threaten her well-being.
Captain William Chartwell needs someone to care for his young ward, Angus, when the captain is called back to command. When he hears of his neighbor's plight and Lavinia's need for a protector, William proposes marriage which will leave him free to go to sea and give her the quiet life she wishes with the protection of his name. But nothing goes as planned for the Captain, or his "Mermaid" when a surprising passion rises between them and threatens to alter all their well-made plans.