Thanks for taking a moment to read an excerpt from my work-in-progress!Alexandra wanted to exclaim her absolute wish to be left alone by any and all gentlemen who were not Lord Carrington, but constrained by better manners, she struggled against a powerful reluctance to again produce her dance card. At last, she managed to pull it from her reticule. A scorching rejection of Lord Allyne's request hovered on her tongue, but she sealed her lips against the fervent wish to let it free and made a sincere effort to reward his admiring looks with a pleasant countenance. Judging by his wilting smile, she had not answered his expectations.
My second Regency is mainly in the hero’s point-of-view. Lord Rupert is the rakish son of the Marquess of Lansdowne. His covert escapades to ferret out a ring of aristocratic criminals requires that he disappear into the British countryside for a short time under a false identity. Here he meets Alexandra Dancy, a country miss whose family hides its aristocratic origins because they must guard a dark secret. How can the two overcome the prejudices and hidden identities that divide them? Sorry, you will just have to wait and read it to learn the answer.