A governess in jeopardy ... and the marquis's son who goes undercover to protect her.
Lord Octavius Pryor leads a carefree and untroubled life, until the night he visits Vauxhall Gardens in the guise of a woman.
At Vauxhall, Octavius discovers that being a female is very different from being a man. Annoyingly different, unpleasantly different, and—when he encounters the lecherous Baron Rumpole—dangerously different.
Determined to teach the baron a lesson, Octavius infiltrates Rumpole's household, where he meets the woman of his dreams: Miss Toogood, governess to the baron's daughters.
Suddenly Octavius has three pressing tasks. 1) Teach the baron to keep his yardstick in his breeches. 2) Keep Miss Toogood safe. 3) Convince her to marry him.
A word of caution: This novel is a bodice ripper, and I mean that quite literally. Bodices are ripped in this book—and not in a playful or sexy way. However, I promise you that all rippers of bodices receive their just desserts.
Length: Full-length novel of 88,000 words
Sensuality level: A Regency romance with mild love scenes
From USA TODAY Bestseller Emily Larkin comes a new addition to the acclaimed and multi-award-winning Baleful Godmother series!
If you love wildly entertaining and intensely emotional historical romances that will keep you reading all night long, then this novel is for you.
Be swept into a Regency England brimming with romance and peril, magic and love. Start this addictive series today!
About the Author
Emily Larkin is the award-winning and USA Today-bestselling author of the Baleful Godmother historical romance series, a series that readers are calling “sexy, unusual and vastly entertaining,” and "ridiculously wonderful."
When not reading or writing, Emily can be found hiking—preferably somewhere off the beaten track. She loves to travel, and has lived in Sweden, backpacked in Europe and North America, and traveled overland in the Middle East, China, and North Africa. Her varied career includes stints as a field assistant in Antarctica and a waitress on the Isle of Skye.
Emily writes historical romances as Emily Larkin and fantasy novels as Emily Gee. She has won multiple awards in New Zealand and Australia and has been a finalist in the Romance Writers of America RITA award, as well as the National Readers Choice, Booksellers Best, and Sir Julius Vogel awards.