So far as the Duke of Wolverton is concerned, Charlotte Longborough is a scandal waiting to happen.
Lucien, Duke of Wolverton, vowed to lead a calm, deliberate, and entirely proper life after his youth was spent facing down the scandal created by his father. So, when his stepmother invites Charlotte Longborough and her sisters to stay with them, he is less than pleased. He is appalled when he finds Charlotte sleepwalking in the library, and horrified when he gives in to the temptation to kiss her awake.
Charlotte Longborough's hopes for the Season are simple. She wants an offer of marriage from a gentleman who is both respectable and kind. Of course, it would be lovely if he adored her as well.
But Charlotte knows not all men are kind, and she is afraid her former neighbor's wife is in danger from her husband. Can she convince the duke that Lady Dalton needs rescuing?
...And what price will they pay if she does?
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About the Author
I live in Southern California with my husband, who is also my best friend. Together, we raised two children, one of whom is married and the parent of three wonderful boys. The other is an aerospace engineer who made watching The Big Bang Theory seem oddly familiar.
I first started writing when a co-worker challenged me to write my own book after I complained about a disappointing story I'd read. When I attended a chapter of Romance Writers of America, I learned a lot from the speaker, and left the meeting with a new story idea. I was working as an interpretor-aide for the County School's Deaf Program at the time, and the new story, about the reconciliation of the parents of a deaf child, evolved from that experience.
At the urging of friends and critique partners, I entered the Golden Heart Contest for Unpublished Writers. Silent Song was one of six finalist in the short contemporary category, and it eventually sold to Kensington Publishing.
I earned my BA degree with teaching credentials in art and English, and taught both disciplines at the high school level. Between the regular changes of teaching assignments, and family obligations, writing was put on hold for several years. Once I retired, however, characters and story ideas began dancing in my head again, but now they danced to Regency music. Soon, Scandalizing the Duke was born, along with Chasing Scandal (a summer release) and Scandal's Choice (next fall).
Be sure to go to my website, leslievknowles.com to see what other stories join the Wolverton World.