Desperately seeking a fiancé…
Miss Sarah Battersby is in dire need of a man, preferably one skilled at deception. Upon her father’s death, she will be left with no home and nary a penny. With time running out, she must either accept the proposal of a man she loathes, or stall long enough to secure a teaching position by telling one teensy, trifling lie—that she is promised to someone else. The problem? He does not technically exist. But Sarah refuses to be defeated by insignificant details. The answer lies in finding the right man for the job. And, as luck would have it, she has stumbled on just the candidate … though he could use a little patching up.
Desperately seeking a refuge…
Where Lord Colin Lacey goes, trouble follows—even when he attempts to do right. Tortured and hunted by a brutal criminal, he is rescued from death’s door by the stubborn, oddly fetching Miss Battersby. In return, she asks one small favor: Pretend to be her fiancé. Temporarily, of course. With danger nipping his heels, he knows it is wrong to want her, wrong to agree to her terms. But when has Colin Lacey ever done the sensible thing?
Desperately seeking a love to conquer all…
As lies turn to longing, and longing to something deeper, they realize it will take more than passion to see them through the danger to come. They will need a plan. They will need family. Above all, they will need a love strong enough to steel a lady’s resolve and transform a scoundrel’s heart.
About the Author
Reading romance novels came easily to Elisa Braden. She’s been doing it since she was twelve. Writing them? That took a little longer. After graduating with degrees in creative writing and history, Elisa spent entirely too many years in “real” jobs writing T-shirt copy ... and other people’s resumes ... and articles about giftware displays. But that was before she woke up and started dreaming about the very unreal job of being a romance novelist. Frankly, she figures better late than never. Elisa lives in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest, where you're constitutionally required to like the colors green and gray. Good thing she does. Other items on the "like" list include cute dogs, strong coffee, and epic movies. Of course, her favorite thing of all is hearing from readers who love her characters as much as she does. If you're one of those, get in touch on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest (pinterest.com/elisabraden), or visit www.elisabraden.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This author is goof & I will continue to read ger work.
I really loved this book. I loved the main characters and the story line but I didn't realize this was part of a series and it's pretty clear you should have read the other books first. There are long tangents about other characters along with a summary of what went on with them but it left me completely lost. It doesn't effect this story too much but they make it clear you've missed a lot. I started to get worried in the first chapter when she was quoting scripture but this is not a religious romance novel. There is an annoying amount of stuff having to do with someone the book ends with you still knowing nothing about. It's clearly a setup for the next book but the divergent mini-chapters have nothing to do with the main story.. 243 pages. Can be read as a stand alone but you're clearly supposed to read the rest of the series first. HEA ending. This book does not end in pregnancy or babies.