While Passion Sleeps (The Reluctant Brides Series, Book 3) by Shirlee Busbee
The married daughter of an English aristocrat, Beth Ridgeway believes Rafael Santana cruel and insensitive; a man who uses women only for selfish pleasure.
The arrogant son of a wealthy Texas family, Rafael thinks Beth flirtatious and unfaithful; a woman who takes pride in breaking men's hearts.
But when Beth and Rafael chance to meet again at a dazzling New Orleans ball, something happens. Something neither the years nor the violent misunderstandings between them can diminish: an awakening to the magnificent passions of love, no matter how forbidden.
THE RELUCTANT BRIDES, in series order
A Heart for the Taking
Swear by Moonlight
While Passion Sleeps
THE SOUTHERN WOMEN, in series order
The Tiger Lily
Each Time We Love
At Long Last
Love a Dark Rider
THE LOUISIANA LADIES, in series order
Deceive Not My Heart
Love Be Mine
Historical fiction united states / shirley busbee / historical romance / early america romance / Betina Krahn / Amelia Gray / Bella Andre