Seducing readers with dazzling repartee and Regency intrigue, Barbara Miller is "a winner on every level" (Rendezvous). Her stories enthrall and delight, wonderfully evoking the drama and desire beneath English society's veneer of gentility. THE PRETENDER Juliet Sinclair is on a mission -- to wrest her siblings' fate from the hands of their ruthless cousin Redmond, who is murdering his way to their inheritance. Reluctant to marry, Juliet plans to ?nd her sister Ariel a husband who can protect them all. When she meets Captain Draco Melling, she thinks he's perfect for the job -- or could be, with some work. Draco has tasted life's pains and pleasures. Despite his con?rmed bachelorhood, he feels compelled to submit to Juliet Sinclair's efforts at reform, if only so they can spend time together. Instead of shaping the perfect husband for Ariel, however, Juliet molds her own ideal match. Soon Juliet and Draco must confront not only Redmond, but also their deepest, darkest fears in order to claim a future together.