A scholarly poet. A brilliant lady. A competition that could change their lives...or break their hearts.
Mr. James Alcott has carved out his place in the world with an esteemed position at Harrow School. But when the school changes direction, he’s set adrift. He can redeem himself by founding a scholarship program if he wins the annual Duke’s Trust competition for seed money. A seemingly simple task. Until a beautiful and mysterious competitor arouses his curiosity and leaves him speaking in iambic pentameter.
Lady Tessa Harmsworth was denied a formal education by her father. Now she has fabricated the reclusive Mr. Pettibone as the champion of her scholarship fund to further the education of other women and girls. The deception is the only way a woman can enter the Duke’s Trust competition, let alone win it. And Tessa intends to win. Until her annoyingly clever, poetry-spouting opponent sets out to uncover her ruse.
As Tessa and James match wits, their spirited rivalry turns into a passionate affair. With the coveted prize hanging in the balance, will they choose their lifelong dreams or follow their reckless hearts?
Too Clever by Half is a 2019 Booksellers' Best Award Finalist
Harrow’s Finest Five Series
Follow the adventures of Harrow’s Finest Five and friends as these old school mates search for their happily-ever-afters and find smart women, steamy passions, and the occasional scandal. In this fun new Victorian Romance series, each book is a stand-alone romance that can be read in any order.
Too Clever by Half, Tessa & James
One Kiss from Ruin, Emme & Daniel
Two Scandals are Better than One, Luci & Edward
Three Husbands and a Lover, Finola & Percy (Pre-order)
Four Corners of Heaven, Adelia & Harry, coming 2020
Five Ways to Seduce a Duke, Angelique & Simon, coming 2020