The Duke of Somervale’s sister is getting married
— but the guests gathered at his country estate are far more interested in carrying on affairs than in listening for wedding bells.
Eligible bachelor Simon, Duke of Somervale, is being pursued by the bridesmaids, until he makes a bargain with Olivia Reyne. She will provide him cover by posing as his intended, while he provides her with security – fending off her lecherous landlord – and money to raise her daughter. Theirs is nothing more than an expedient, short-term arrangement, certainly nothing to do with love.
Penelope “Penny Wise” Townsend sees this country-house gathering as her last chance to win over her reluctant husband. She’ll seize on anything that might force her marriage of convenience to become something real… but she’s not starry-eyed enough to think the Earl of Townsend can ever fall in love with his wife.
And vicar’s daughter Kate Blakely needs a job in order to escape an unwanted proposal from her father’s successor. She does not need the renewed attentions of a man who left her behind long ago. Andrew Carlisle has long since moved on – he’s not the young man being tutored by Kate’s father. But he’ll never forget the sizzling afternoon when he realized Kate was no longer a child.
Three couples, three romances teetering on the edge of scandal.
The Regency Scandals — book 3
The Regency Scandals can be read in any order. Each book is a stand-alone with no cliffhangers.
#1—The Mistress’ House
#2—Just One Season in London
#3—The Wedding Affair
#4—The Birthday Scandal