He Awakened Her Darkest Suspicions . . . Sybilla Smethwick cannot help but feel protective of her older sister, Honoria, who upon the tragic death of her husband Henry was left alone to raise their son. So when Sybilla hears that Henry’s brother Augustus, the ninth Earl of Ampthill, has recently returned from India and desires to meet them, she is distrustful of his motives. Why after seven years of ignoring Honoria’s and little George’s very existence, should this no-doubt arrogant aristocrat appear now?
She Aroused His Deepest Desires . . . Certain that his younger brother’s widow is an unprincipled adventuress, Augustus Swaffham nonetheless hopes that his nephew will prove a worthy heir. But when the earl finally meets his late brother’s family, it is his sister-in-law’s sister who presents the greatest challenge. Uncommonly beautiful and outspoken, Sybilla obviously doesn’t trust him. Why that should irk him so he cannot fathom . . . until he realizes that he has never wanted a woman more. Yet seducing Sybilla won’t be easy, for no sooner has the family arrived at his estate than accidents begin to befall his heir. Someone wants to harm George, and now Augustus must keep the boy safe, even as his growing passion for Sybilla proves a powerful distraction . . .