A Desperate Measure . . .
Helena Laverick is at her wits end! The only man who can help find her eloping young sister is that scoundrel Daniel Brennan -- the man who played with her emotions last year and then left. And he used to be a smuggler! Although Mrs. Nunley's Guide to Etiquette for Young Ladieswould never approve, Helena forced to go after the runaway in Daniel's company. But something about being with him feels oddly freeing -- and a delicious tingle warns Helena that more than her reputation may be in danger . . .
Daniel finds most of the prim and proper lovely's rules ridiculous -- but when she insists on masquerading as his wife for the sake of appearances, he immediately envisions the delights of sharing a bedchamber. The unexpected smoldering beneath her straitlaced exterior ignites his desire, and die vulnerability hidden beneath her cool control makes him want her even more. Yet Helena's a lady, and he's the son of a highwayman. How can he ever ask her to share his world?