Taking a Lady in Hand . . .
Lady Harriet Worthington was unconventional from her flour-dusted nose to her pretty toes. She ran a mill, a bakery, a household, and her own life. Unfashionably independent, she was a young merry widow who swore never to wed again. And Elias Westwood, partner with her late husband in an East Indies company, was at his wit's end. Lady Harriet had been selling off shares of his business until he was nearly ruined. Now, he had to act. If she wouldn't listen to reason, he had only one option. Seduction!
First Elias tasted her pies. Then he sampled her cakes. Then he devoured her lips. He never expected her to kiss him back. Having tasted heaven, Elias thought his quest would be simple. Instead Lady Harriet devised an outrageous plan all her own. She said she needed to explore his dizzying effect on her – in order to best arm herself against the wiles of men. Elias was stunned, then scheming. He wanted to reform Harriet and teach her a lesson. He never planned on falling in love!