Reissued by Fawcett, 1996, with "An Early Engagement."
IF A RAKE COULDN'T MAKE A GIRL'S HEART BEAT FASTER, HE WAS NO GOOD AT HIS JOB!
A tempting package of wealth, lineage and beauty, Miss Lyndell Markham had managed to avoid every roguish expert with rakish ways. Men, she decided, were toads, especially her ne'er-do-well stepbrother, who took her money, bought a tawdry inn, and was currently in the gallows for his suspected role in a spy ring.
Although Lyndell knew her stepbrother to be a fool, he was no traitor. She knew what she must do -- leave London, disguise herself as the new innkeeper and trap the spy herself!
But her newest guest, the Marquis of Cheyne -- war hero, lady's man, and general rogue about the ton -- could ruin Lyndell if he knew her identity. Surely, she was too smart to succumb to his convincing embrace . . .