A Passionate Spirit
Adam Darrach, Marquess of Falconer, is on a mission to enlist the wealthy Earl of Derring's support for a diplomatic cause. Duty has its limits, however, and spending time with the earl's insufferable family has Adam at the end of his tether. His saving grace is Miss Elizabeth Mattingale, the household's only genuine treasure. Despite her efforts to appear diffident and demure, the charming young lady captures Adam's attention — and more — with her quick wit and feisty nature. But attraction battles suspicion as he learns more about her past.
Or A Treacherous Soul?
It is difficult indeed for a woman of Elizabeth Mattingale's caliber to tolerate the indignities of her employment as Lady Derring's companion, but she has her reasons for doing so, and will bear the drudgery for as long as she must. Only the dashing Lord Falconer treats her with respect. From the moment he intervenes on her behalf in a potentially dangerous situation, she is drawn to the enigmatic man who has appointed himself her protector. But even in love Elizabeth must tread carefully, for she harbors secrets that could endanger both their lives, forcing her to choose between old loyalties and new desires.