Compromising liaisons, crossed wires and conflicting loyalties it s another gem from Regency star Janet Mullany.
After losing best friend and distant cousin Ann Weller in marriage to the Earl of Beresford, sharp-witted Charlotte Hayden feels inclined to be even ruder than usual to potential suitors. But after a compromising liaison with Beresford s wicked, wayward cousin, Shad, she s suddenly propelled into a reluctant marriage, and finds herself missing Ann more than ever. But when Ann returns from her honeymoon, she drops a bombshell not only is she not sure she loves Beresford, she's also had a child out of wedlock, and is planning to betray her husband with her former lover. Charlotte s realisation that she s falling in love with Shad only serves to make her dilemma even worse: should she keep Ann s secret, or tell her husband the truth?