She Ran from a Suitor
Victoria Woodley is a lady happier on her horse than at her stitchery. But she is also a “catch” because of the fortune coming to her on her twenty-first birthday. Now her greedy guardian intends to force her into wedlock before that day — to his son! So a desperate Victoria courts ruin instead: she dresses as a boy and runs off to join a favorite older cousin at his regiment in Portugal until she reaches her majority.
Into the Arms Of a Spy!
British spy Lord Kit Harden is sailing for Lisbon on a mission when he hires “Victor” as his valet. He doesn’t suspect that Victoria has never before seen a chest so broad (or so very bare!) before. And when Kit discovers her gender, never has she been in such trouble. The lord feels he has compromised a lady and that the only remedy is a marriage in name only. But Victoria is already smitten. Can she make Kit love her by beating the spy at the game of intrigue . . . or by stealing his heart?