Love Be Mine (The Louisiana Ladies Series, Book 3) by Shirlee Busbee
Hugh Lancaster and Micaela Dupree were enemies from the start.
Hugh, a handsome American, is convinced the Dupree family is skimming profits from his New Orleans trading company and that someone is out to murder him.
Micaela is a proud Creole who resents America's new ownership of New Orleans, and resents Hugh for daring to look over her family's shoulder.
But nothing can quell overwhelming passion, despite the pair's struggles to resist.
Caught in a compromising situation, Hugh and Micaela are forced to marry, only to discover love in each other's arms and that the murderer has designs on them both.
"...a passionate tale sure to keep readers engrossed." ~Rendezvous
THE LOUISIANA LADIES, in series order
Deceive Not My Heart
Love Be Mine