Only Sir Jared Branden would be ungentlemanly enough to tease Maria about the St. Valentine's Day she had jilted him. Both of them had survived the broken engagement of their youth and had pursed their own lives or so Maria told herself. Yet ten years later, why did Jared's wicked smile still set her heart aflutter?
Maria did not know what perverse turn of fate had brought Jared to the Valentine's Day Ball at Silversby Manor. But she refused to allow the rogue to interfere with her plans to help an innocent young miss escape the clutches of a tyrannical guardian.
But there was no escape for Maria as Cupid's dart and Jared's kisses awakened memories of a love she had tried so hard to forget.
Valentine's Day Ball is another romp through the Regency era by Susan Carroll, the award winning author of the Bride Finder series.
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About the Author
Author Susan Carroll began her career in 1986, writing historical romance and regencies, two of which were honored by Romance Writers of America with the RITA award. Her St. Leger series received much acclaim. The Bride Finder was honored with a RITA for Best Paranormal Romance in 1999. Ms. Carroll launched a new series with the publication of The Dark Queen, set during the turbulent days of the French Renaissance. Her most recent work is the fantasy, Disenchanted, a whimsical retelling of Cinderella. Ms. Carroll was born in Latrobe, Pa. She currently resides in Illinois.