by Jo Beverley
February 1, 2003
Available in: Paperback
Nothing could be worse than the day Cressida's father recklessly gambled away the family estate to a vile rake called Lord Crofton. Until Lord Crofton came to her with an utterly scandalous, entirely wicked proposal...
One kiss was all Tristan asked for. Not an uncommon request from a highwayman, but still, this woman, this Cressida, had the nerve to refuse the Duke of St. Raven. In fact, she seemed not frightened, but furious, yet there was something about her that told him she wanted much more than a kiss...
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.