“Sarah MacLean has reignited the genre with a bolder edge.” (The New Yorker)
“MacLean’s signature humor and ingenuity are in evidence throughout this novel [...] She writes love scenes and romantic dialogue with audacity [...] so enjoyable” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))
“This is not your mother’s romance.” (USA Today)
With luscious sensuality, perceptive characterizations, and MacLean’s elegant, trademark wit, this heartfelt, beautifully written story captivates from beginning to end. (Library Journal (starred review))
From the Back Cover
Lonesome Lily Turned Scandalous Siren
Miss Lillian Hargrove has lived much of her life alone in a gilded cage, longing for love and companionship. When an artist offers her pretty promises and begs her to pose for a scandalous portrait, Lily doesn’t hesitate . . .until the lying libertine leaves her in disgrace. With the painting now public, Lily has no choice but to turn to the one man who might save her from ruin.
Highland Devil Turned Halfhearted Duke
The Duke of Warnick loathes all things English, none more so than the aristocracy. It does not matter that the imposing Scotsman has inherited one of the most venerable dukedoms in Britain—he wants nothing to do with it, especially when he discovers that the unwanted title comes with a troublesome ward, one who is far too old and far too beautiful to be his problem.
Tartan Comes to Town
Warnick arrives in London with a single goal: get the chit married and see her become someone else’s problem, then return to a normal, quiet life in Scotland. It’s the perfect plan, until Lily declares she’ll only marry for love . . . and the Scot finds that there is one thing in England he likes far too much . . .