The Ashcroft family motto is "Question Convention," and eldest sister Violet agrees with the sentiment completely. For one thing, she's not planning to marry. Plain Violet is smart enough to realize any suitors would be after her large inheritance, or else interested in her beautiful younger sisters--and she'd much rather spend her time improving her mind than risking her tender heart...
After wasting six years wooing a lady who eloped with another man, Ford Chase, the handsome and eccentric Viscount Lakefield, has had it with women. Ford is passionate about his scientific pursuits and doesn't need to find love, thank you very much. When an unwelcome distraction--in the form of his six-year-old niece--is dropped in his lap, he enlists the help of an uncommonly intelligent neighbor named Violet. But Violet's surprising allure proves to be even more distracting, leading to a passion the likes of which he's never even imagined...
Book Five of Lauren Royal's Chase Family Series
Special Author's Cut Edition
A full-length novel of 104,000 words (about 416 printed book pages)
R-rated content: explicit love scenes
Originally published by Penguin Putnam (Signet)
This Author's Cut Edition e-book has been completely revised from the original and includes Bonus Material, including an Author's Note, a sneak preview of Lauren's next book, and a link to an online contest where you can enter to win a piece of jewelry featured in the book.
"A captivating historical romance. Fans of Jo Beverley and Julia Quinn will love Lauren Royal!"
--Kira Morgan, author of Seduced by Destiny
"This delectable romp is sure to be just the confection readers need for a sweet night's read...guaranteed to charm."
--Kathe Robin, Romantic Times BOOKclub
"You won't want to put Violet down until you reach the end."
--Carol Carter, Romance Reviews Today
"Fans of Amanda Quick will find this romantic pair to be exactly their cup of tea."
--Amanda Killgore, Huntress Book Reviews