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on 26 November 2003
Book 5 in Jo Beverley's 'Company of Rogues' sequence.
Miles Cavanaugh is more than a little incredulous to discover himself in the position of guardian to Irish heiress Felicity Monahan - he can hardly credit than anyone in their right mind would chose to make a 25 year-old man the guardian of a 20 year-old woman. And when he meets his beautiful, headstrong, tempestuous ward sparks really begin to fly between them.
Felicity really hadn't intended to make the acquaintance of her new guardian by placing him on the receiving end of vengeance intended for a cruel local landowner, and she certainly hadn't meant for him to be kidnapped. But she could rail against the cruel fate which placed her in the wardship of a man whose kisses drove her wild, a good man and one she knew she could love... just at the moment when she had resolved to marry a man she hated in order to protect her terrible secret.
As passions between Miles and his reluctant ward rise, he finds that he is as determined to prevent his beloved from sending herself to destruction with a man she despises as Felicity is to defy him and ignore the dictates of her heart. A darkly comic game of one-upmanship ensues, with the two struggling to break their deadlock until, enlisting the aid of his fellow Rogues, Miles determines that one good abduction deserves another. If only he could bring Felicity to trust him with the truth...
Another great book from Beverley, with two explosively passionate, powerful and determined leads.