The Chaperone’s Secret
From the author of An Eccentric Engagement comes a Regency romance celebrating the witty and romantic world that fans of Georgette Heyer have fallen in love with.
“Simpson excels at imbuing her realistic characters with subtle depths!” —John Charles, American Library Association
As chaperone to the Season’s most desirable young miss, Amy Corbett has two specific duties: to ensure that her charge’s reputation remain spotless, and to see her betrothed to an exceptional beau. Given that the coquettish Lady Rowena manages to maintain an air of propriety while being a flirt of the highest caliber, Amy knows her job should be easy—if only the calculating young aristocrat weren’t so set on toying with men’s hearts, including that of her latest prey, the debauched Lord Dante Pierson.
Like other gentlemen of high standing and low tastes, Lord Pierson’s restless desire for excitement had driven him into a life of squalor and scandalous social blunders. Finding himself drunk and mud-spattered in a gutter one night, he spies an angelic apparition in a passing carriage and is overcome by a will to reform—surely such a woman could give him hope of rebirth. When he learns that the anonymous beauty is Lady Rowena, he vows to coax that flicker of warmth into a flame.
As Rowena lures the unsuspecting Pierson ever closer to heartbreak, Amy realizes that for all the talk of his wastrel ways, he is actually a gentle and caring man to be championed and cherished. And in an unguarded moment, the unassuming Amy and downtrodden Lord Pierson will discover that they possess kindred souls—and will make a daring decision to follow their own true path to happiness and love . . .
This book was originally published as Lord Pierson Reforms.
About the Author:
Donna Lea Simpson is a nationally bestselling romance and mystery novelist with more than twenty titles to her credit. Her long list of passions include cats and tea, cooking and vintage cookware, cross-stitching and watercolor painting. She lives in Canada.