A Regency lady begins a new life as a cook—but her first love wants a second chance.
Eight years ago, Marianne Redfern fled her country home when her first love, Jack Grahame, was forced to wed another. At a mysterious London girls' school with secret classes, she learned the arts of cookery and self-defense. But she has no defense against Jack's unexpected arrival two weeks before an event that will secure the academy's fortunes.
Now a wealthy widower, Jack still has a wicked twinkle in his eye and a place in Marianne's heart. When she gives him a second chance, he's at her side in the kitchen all day and the bedchamber all night. But forgiveness doesn't come together as easily as a sauce, and the wounds of the past will either destroy the academy's fortunes or ruin Jack and Marianne's chance at a future…
This novella was previously published in Mrs. Brodie's Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies.
The Way to a Gentleman's Heart is connected to the Romance of the Turf series. The other books in the series are:
0.5 The Sport of Baronets (an enemies to lovers novella)
1 A Gentleman's Game (a road romance)
2 Scandalous Ever After (a friends to lovers romance)
2.5 The Way to a Gentleman's Heart (a second chance at love novella)
3 His Wayward Bride (a marriage in trouble romance)