In this enchanting Victorian mystery, Ashley March crafts a
seductive love story between two rivals who seek an exotic
dye which could increase their family fortune. Now that Alex
Laurie has inherited Laurie & Sons from his deceased father,
he has introduced his mother and sisters to the London ton.
But London society still views the Laurie family as
upstarts. But when wealthy American, Willa Stratton, first
lays eyes on Alex at a masquerade ball, she feels a desire
she has never experienced before. But Willa does not know
that Alex is the son of her father's previous business
partner and her biggest rival.
When Alex Laurie realizes Willa's true identity at a
masquerade ball, he deduces that she is there to find Mr.
Andrew Woolstone. Woolstone is said to have the Madonna dye
that the competing dye maker companies are eager to acquire.
Alex Laurie will go to any extent to acquire the dye for his
company. When Willa realizes what a formidable rival she has
in the ambitious new owner of Laurie & Sons, she will stop
at nothing to stop Alex from getting the Madonna dye. But
Willa has made a dangerous mistake when confronting the
competition: She has fallen in love with Alex Laurie.
Ashley March has written an irresistible treat for readers
who love a little rivalry in their romance novels. Alex and
Willa make each page sizzle as they fight for the ultimate
prize. March takes her time developing this
perfect romance and creates plenty of storyline besides Alex
and Willa's romance. MY LADY RIVAL delivers the ultimate
romance where there is a fine line between love and hate.
In this tantalizing new novel of untold wealth, unbridled
privilege, and unspeakable scandals, a family shakes the
very foundation of proper Victorian Societyâ€”and sets the
bluebloods to blushing..
When the wealthy middle-class Laurie family purchases a
home in exclusive Belgrave Square, London Society is
aghast. After all, the consensus is that they're nothing
but lowborn commoners-a family of nouveau riche daring to
marry into the aristocracy. Others believe it's an attempt
to prove that their wealth makes them equal to nobility.
Only one thing is certain: Belgrave Square will never be
the same again.
Upon his father's death, Alexander Laurie feels the best
way to provide his family with the privileges they deserve
and secure their business is to establish ties with the
London ton. And the best way to do it is by marrying an
aristocratic bride. But when his business rival's beautiful
daughterâ€”the one person who can destroy his plansâ€”appears
in London, Alex must defeat her attempts at sabotage even
if that means stealing kisses from the enemy.