by Jo Beverley
January 1, 2005
Available in: Paperback (reprint)
At 25, Lady Elfled Malloren is considered to be "on the shelf" by everyone but her family. After seeing her twin brother off on another adventure, Elfled decides to seek some experiences of her own. She disguises herself as "Lisette" and visits the Vauxhall Gardens Masquerade, where she finds a lot more excitement than she bargained for. After inadvertently overhearing a plot of treason, "Lisette" is captured by the Earl of Walgrave, the Malloren family's most hated enemy. But hate quickly turns to love and she gives herself to Walgrave in a night of unforgettable passion. Alas, Elfled just can't stay away and must experience "something wicked" again.
Passed away May 23, 2016.
Jo Beverley is one the few authors writing English-set historical romance who is English. She was born and raised in England, and has a degree in English history from Keele University in Staffordshire. She and her husband emigrated to Canada, but have now returned to England. They have two sons.
Though Jo started to write as a young child, it was only in the eighties that she began to think that it was something ordinary people could do, and after a talk at a local library, she settled to seriously writing her first historical romance.
Now, she is the author of over thirty romance novels and many novellas — see Jo Beverley’s booklist which have brought her many awards, including five RITA awards from the Romance Writers of America and awards from Romantic Times including two Career Achievement awards. She is a member of the RWA Honor Roll, and the RWA Hall of Fame.