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Did you fall in love with the dashing, debonair Stephen Ives in THE SECRET LIFE OF LADY JULIA? Me too!
Poor Stephen came so close to winning the lovely Lady Julia, but alas, it was not meant to be. Left alone and heartbroken when Julia marries Thomas Merritt, I just couldn't let a man as wonderful as Stephen languish without a love (and a story) of his own.
Enter Lady Delphine St. James—do you remember her from HOW TO DECIEVE A DUKE? The lovely Delphine has carried a torch for Stephen since she met him in London over a year ago, but he did not return her regard. Quite the opposite, in fact.
But when Stephen and Delphine meet again at the Duchess of Richmond's ball in Brussels on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo, sparks fly. And when Stephen returns from battle seriously injured, blind, and accused of terrible crimes, it's Delphine who stands ready to care for him, to be his eyes and his champion.
As Stephen comes to know Delphine through every sense but sight, he realizes how very wrong he was about her. She isn't the flighty, flirtatious, haughty society miss he thought she was. She's everything he's ever wanted. But a blind, broken, accused coward cannot aim so high.
Delphine is determined to help Stephen prove his innocence, though the evidence against him is damning indeed. Her admiration of Stephen turns to love, even as her family tempt her with other, more suitable marriage prospects.
A bitter betrayal parts them, throws Delphine into the arms of another man (The course of true love is never easy, dear reader!), but she cannot forget—or forgive—Stephen. He becomes the pursuer, and must show Delphine he's exactly WHAT A LADY MOST DESIRES.
I love to hear from readers—please drop me a line by email, Facebook or Twitter and let me know what you think of Stephen and Delphine's story! I've included Chapter One to give you a small nibble of what's in store for Stephen and Delphine. so make a cup of tea, click, and enjoy—no calories, but oh, so satisfying!