Rosalind St. Vincent had had enough of trials in her life.
Now, widowed and fiercely independent, she had build up
Bruton Street Books, now doing a nice steady business, and
she had no intention of making any more changes in her
life, no matter how much money was offered.
One of London's top lawyers, Barrister Prosper Hutchinson,
was flummoxed. He was unused to being turned down and was
very frustrated not to have accomplished getting the last
lot in place so the Duke of Groveland could build his new
development. Yet, the Duke, George Montagu Fitz Robbins
Monckton, always used to get his own way since the day he
was born, seemed more amused than angry when he heard that
a lady socialist, of all things, was holding up his
development as well as driving up the costs with his
Still, nothing his well-known charm with the ladies
couldn't handle, so he told Prosper, he himself would get
this Mrs. St. Vincent to sell. Yet, from their first
meeting, he is intrigued and enjoys wooing her. Despite
her efforts, Rosalind falls completely for his charms, but
is still resistant to selling her place. Determined to
have it, Groveland has his lawyers do the dirty on Rosalind
and finds out she writes erotica on the side. Will he do
anything to get the land? Will her secret be exposed
sending her to prison? Is he willing to totally ruin this
poor, but lovely and intelligent genteel lady?
Susan Johnson has spun a passionate and sensuous romance
about a very arrogant and sexy Duke intent on accomplishing
what his lawyers could not. While not the normal romantic
hero, this unlikely romance is very engaging as these two
strong willed characters plot their actions for the other
and the well-drawn secondary characters aptly help in
moving the sizzling action along. Thank goodness this is
the first novel in a new historical Bruton Street trilogy!
With her top-drawer writing and witty dialogue, I can't
wait to get my hands on the next in the series! Enjoy!
An erotic romance star who â€śTAKES SENSUALITY TO THE EDGEâ€ť
(OAKLAND PRESS) debuts her new historical romance
Fitz Monckton, Duke of Groveland, has
never encountered a woman he canâ€™t seduceâ€”until he clashes
with the beautiful Rosalind St. Vincent, whose bookshop sits
in the way of Fitzâ€™s lucrative development deal. If money
wonâ€™t entice Rosalind to sell her shop, Fitz must tempt her
in other waysâ€”hopefully mutually pleasurable, and profitable
to them both.