In 1856 English aristocrat Lady Madeline Cavendish sails on the SS Starlight bound for New Orleans where her fiancé expatriate Lord Donald Chilton lives. Armand de Chevalier, an upper crust Creole, sees and wants Madeline, but she rejects his advances. Madeline feels Armand is a copy of her late womanizing drunk of a spouse. When a hurricane threatens to sink the ship, Armand and Madeline have no way to escape to safety. Instead, she decides to make love with the scoundrel. A steamer rescues her while he is left to nobly die.
Feeling a bit guilty, Madeline is stunned when Armand shows up at a party and keeps arriving at the same spots Madeline attends. Before Madeline can deal with her growing love for Armand instead of her intended, her uncle mysteriously dies and his will is missing. With her world in near collapse, Madeline turns to Armand to help her determine whether foul play is involved.
Award winning Nan Ryan is renowned for her passionate historical romances. Her newest tale THE COUNTESS MISBEHAVES is as hot as her previous stories. This talented best-selling author brings Antebellum New Orleans to life. The lead characters are an intriguing duo whose sizzling relationship makes for fun reading. The support cast provides the distinct flavor of New Orleans while propelling the exciting story line to a breathtaking conclusion. Sub-genre fans will want Ms. Ryan to provide more entertaining novels like this one.