She Would Be His Mistress . . .
Althea Wintergreen leads a quiet life with her child, Effie, in the beautiful Lake District – far removed from London Society and gossip. Shrouded in scandal, she has no illusions about the amorous intentions of the wholly disreputable and devastatingly handsome Lucius Keene, the Duke of Traherne. Tempted by the sweet promise of passion in Lucius’s kiss and her own secret desire to know love, Althea aids him wholeheartedly in her own seduction!
...But Not His Wife
Through Lucius Keene is a confirmed rake and dedicated bachelor, he is above all a gentleman. Determined to set matters right, he proposes marriage to the unconventional, delightful Althea, never anticipating the ton’s most eligible duke would be turned down flat! But when Effie is almost abducted twice, Lucius knows that the little girl and Althea belong with him. Now, that his own heart is becoming dangerously involved in the matter, he vows to convince noble Althea that her “scandalous” past is no reason to deny them both a future of bliss in each other’s arms…