Artful Deception . . .
Independent, feisty, and always in trouble, Mattie Somerton was hardly a conventional lady. Thank goodness for that, because she suddenly found herself involved in a highly unladylike scheme — pilfering museum art to clear her father of unjust charges of forgery. To help, she had enlisted the aid of Lucas Barton, a rakishly handsome man who would filch not only a painting... but her heart as well.
. . . Or Picture-perfect Love?
Lucas Barton, the Earl of Stonehurst, believed that the best way to catch a crook was to befriend one. Posing as a passionate collector of paintings seemed like a good way to ingratiate himself into the Somerton household. His plan was working, too, except for one problem — his attraction to lovely Mattie. Now he must decide how to end his masterpiece of deception without betraying the woman he has grown to love.
Precious Gem Historical Romance - # 55