The Virgin Who Humbled Lord Haslemere
Swooning Virgins Society Book 3
by Anna Bradley
Historical Romance: Regency, Historical Romance: Scottish
June 1, 2021
Available in: e-Book, Trade Size
There's nothing distinct about the brick building that houses The Clifford Charity School for Wayward Girls, which perfectly suits the purposes of its extraordinary residents---bold young ladies who expose London's most corrupt aristocrats---and find their true loves along the way . . .
The only thing Georgiana Harley despises more than chaos is bad behavior. So when the Duchess of Kenilworth pleads for help to escape her witty, charming, handsome, heartless monster of a husband, she's come to the right place. Calm and logical, with nerves of steel, Georgiana is uniquely qualified to safely disappear the duchess, along with her young son. Her greatest challenge is Her Grace's brother, Lord Haslemere. An arrogant scoundrel, he keeps interfering with Georgiana's methodical plans. If only he would get out of her way---yet once he reveals a heart as sweet as his lips, she isn't so sure she wants him to. Can she allow herself to fall for a man with an angel's face---and a devil's reputation . . .?
Benedict Harcourt, the Earl of Haslemere isn't about to trust his precious sister and beloved nephew to some delicate chit who looks as if a stiff wind could send her sprawling---no matter how brilliant Georgiana is. Or beautiful. Or brave. Or lovable. Or irresistible. But does even he have the courage to fall for a young woman with the starry eyes of an innocent---and the unstoppable fierceness of a lioness? Only time, and taking a risk, will tell . . .
Anna Bradley has been an avid reader, writer and book fondler since childhood, when she pilfered her first romance novel and stole away to her bedroom to devour it. This insatiable love of the written word persisted throughout her childhood in Maine, where it led to a master's degree in English Literature. Before she became a writer, Anna worked with a rare books library featuring works by British women writers from the 1600s through the Regency period. Here she indulged in her love of stories, fondled smooth, leather-bound volumes to her heart's content and dreamed of becoming a writer. Anna writes steamy historical romance (think garters, fops and riding crops) and squeezes in a career as a writing and literature professor on the side. She lives with her husband and two children in Portland, OR, where people are delightfully weird and love to read.