Jocelyn Woodbridge cares nothing for the vanities of Regency London. Although the niece of an earl, she prefers tending the sick and reforming the fallen. Called a “Holy Hannah” by the ton, Joss is content with her life until the day a handsome, golden man rescues her from an angry mob. When she looks at his face, she knows he must be an angel. Tall, gawky Joss falls secretly in love with a man whose love she may never possess.
Alexander Blackthorne is no angel. Part American Indian and the son of an English aristocrat, he arrives in London to enjoy its taverns and trollops, not to mend his reckless ways. Alex has always placed women in one of two categories—beloved family members or sexual diversions. But kind and keen-witted Joss is unique. She becomes his friend…until a marriage of convenience between them changes everything.
Joss will need more than prayer to make a loving husband of her…
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