Lady in Distress
She was a young and beautiful widow fallen on hard times, an aristocrat forced to serve her peers as a tradeswoman. Now neither the name of Alicia, Lady Coombs, nor her station could protect her from Sir Francis Tackar, the ruthless rake who had vowed to have her — or destroy her.
All she had was her pride, her determination, and the unexpected friendship of the darkly handsome Sir Nigel. Had he already seen too much and guessed too much more about her most private life, her dreams, and desires? She was a woman alone, determined to survive. Could she trust this man or any other? How she longed for love and happiness! Was that, too, a dream now forever beyond her grasp?
Nigel, Marquis of Stronbert and Alicia, Lady Coombs
Reissued by Signet - March 1992 — ISBN: 0451171977 — under the name Laura Matthews