Besotted with the Viscount

2016 Golden Heart® Finalist

    Lord Gideon Birch, wounded former naval Captain and freshly minted Viscount, has a colorful history as a renowned lover of women. But a decade at war has transformed this sensual rake, and what he wants now is only to live a life on his own terms. And so he comes to the quietest village in England, searching for serenity, and instead encounters an astonishingly enthralling pair of green eyes that unsettle his carefully constructed world.

    Though she would love nothing more than to leave Littleover, Miss Theadosia Ridley is sorely hampered by a lack of funds. Desperately trying to earn enough to feed herself and her ailing family servant, she must reluctantly accept Lord Birch's opportune offer of employment: He needs her and her knowledge of Greek to catalog and translate the extensive library he's accumulated over the course of the war. Dubious of his motives, she vows to keep her distance from the dashing newcomer.  But time in his company unveils a compelling man far more complex than his shallow reputation would lead one to believe.

    Can she uphold her vow not to succumb to his charms?

As anyone would expect of a young man endowed with fortune, rank and looks, Gideon Birch had been with many women. Many women in many ways, as a former cohort used to say. He had had his share of infatuation, and once or twice a near-miss with heartbreak. But never, in all his days, had he experienced anything as sweet as Theadosia Ridley's kiss.

An Outrageous Collaboration

An affectionate parody of historical romance in epistolary form. Co-written with

Elizabeth Kingston, friend and authoress.

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