From a dazzling new voice in historical fiction comes a pair of mismatched lovers who find themselves caught in a most scandalous position.
Miss Gail Alton is not having a good day. Or a good year. First, her new stepmother strong-arms her into attending the Season as a foil to her beautiful sister Evangeline. Then, while riding her mare in the park, she gets toppled by a stuffy, self-important, too-handsome-by-half "gentleman" who has the audacity to blame her for their fall into the chilly lake! Little does she know that the very same man will soon be found in a compromising position with Gail's sister.
Forced into asking for Evangeline's hand in marriage, Maximillian, Viscount Fontaine, can't take his mind off the irksome girl who threw him from his horse and who can match wits with him at every turn. He's determined to follow through with his best intentions, yet he can't deny that every encounter with Gail makes him want to cast propriety aside-and whisk away the sister of his soon-to-be bride.(
Paperback, 384 pages
Published March 4th 2008 by Berkley Trade
042521964X (ISBN13: 9780425219645)
Gail Alton, Viscount Maximillian Fontaine
Love this book !You could not help bit to love Gail with here quick whit and sharp tongue. Gail and Lord Max meet first after a accident with a couple of colliding horse where the both end up in a Lake. Where she gives Lord Max a trashing with her tongue of words and thoughts. Later she is surprised to hear that her sister was caught in a compromising position and with be marrying him Lord Max. While courting Evangeline Max is most surprised to meet yet again the girl at the Lake who he was so intrigued by.Gail and him fight over everything and she always seems to be giving him a tongue lashing but that only draws Lord Max to her even more. Sparks fly between them when ever they are in a room together and the attraction is there and others can sense and feel. But honor demands that he marry the sister. He has to fight his attraction of Gail and has now avoided her at all costs as he can't trust himself around her as he always ends up in her arms.What will happen to these two who seem to be fated together will the over come there hurtles or will he do what honor demands of him. No matter what someone will shed tears and be hurt or even ruined. What does not do ? Do you follow your heart........