Founded by the wealthy Miss Angela Childers, the purpose of the Society for Single Ladies is to solve crimes. But its intrepid members are just as fascinated by the mystery of love . . .
Virginia, Lady Dulverton, feels safer keeping the world at a distance. One man sees through her reserve to the woman beneath: the infamously rakish Francis, Earl of Wolverley. Now a widow, Virginia is wrangling with the terms of her late husband’s will. When she realizes Francis is in danger because of his connection to her, she feels compelled to help, regardless of the hazard to her own heart.
Francis has worked hard to strengthen his inheritance. But he’s also found time to play. Despite his many dalliances, his affections have never been involved. Those belong entirely to a woman he could never have. When he’s attacked in the street and told to leave Virginia alone, he decides to do exactly the opposite . . .
With the help of the Society for Single Ladies, they set out to discover who is targeting Virginia, and why. It’s a race that will lead to the Devonshire coast, a smuggling ring, and a love that, however perilous, is worth waging countless battles . . .
“Lynne Connolly writes Georgian romances with a deft touch. Her characters amuse, entertain and reach into your heart.”
—USA Today bestselling authorDesiree Holt
“With plots, deviousness and passion galore, Temptation Has Green Eyes by Lynne Connolly is a truly enjoyable read.”
A crime-solving widow meets her match with a handsome earl in Connolly's third Society of Single Ladies historical romance (after The Making of a Marquess). Virginia, Lady Dulverton, is reluctant to give up her independence by marrying again, traumatized by her experiences with her controlling late husband. So she's not particularly bothered by the clause in her late husband's will stating that if she marries within the next six years she'll lose her inheritance. But the lovestruck Francis, Earl of Wolverley, is determined to have her hand. When Francis is attacked by an unseen party and falls off his carriage, Virginia takes him into her home to care for him, and their relationship deepens. Needing to put some distance between them before things go too far, Virginia travels to Devonshire alone, but Francis soon follows, believing Virginia may be in danger. They then go to Virginia's property near the coast and together uncover a sinister smuggling ring. As Francis works to persuade Virginia to marry him, inheritance or no, the mystery surrounding his attackers and secrets from Virginia's first marriage add intensity to their slow-burning romance. Readers will enjoy Virginia's transformation from an emotionally scarred widow to a woman empowered by love. \n