From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Olivia Drake, a steamy Regency romance…
A devoted daughter goes undercover to clear her father’s name…
When her scholarly father is wrongfully accused of being the Wraith, the famed jewel thief who’s been fleecing the aristocratic set of London, Claire Hollybrooke will do anything to clear his name.
Claire suspects he was set up by the noble grandfather she’s never met. Vowing to expose him, she goes undercover as Mrs. Clara Brownley, the chaperone for her cousin, Lady Rosabel. But her plan to be the ‘invisible’ servant quickly falls apart when Simon Croft, Earl of Rockford, who is supposed to be wooing Lady Rosabel, can’t keep his eyes off of the dynamic lady’s maid.
As the Earl of Rockford, Simon must marry to ensure an heir for his name. Under familial pressure, he is reluctantly courting Lady Rosabel…but she pales in comparison to her beautiful and spirited chaperone, the undercover Claire.
Unbeknownst to Claire, Simon secretly works for Bow Street and is the very man who put her father behind bars. As Claire digs deeper into who the real thief is, her time spent with the handsome and rakish Earl of Rockford increasingly distracts her from her mission…even as everything she thought she understood about her father is called into question.
As Simon must make a choice between who his family wants him to marry and the woman his heart desires, Claire must also choose…is her disdain for the aristocracy worth missing out on the love of a lifetime?
“A romantic suspense that not only keeps you turning the pages, but turns the tables on you until you’re breathless. A major craftsman of the genre.” –RT Bookclub
“Elegantly written and subtly sexy.” –Booklist
“A delightful fast-paced story with charming characters, great dialogue, and plenty of sexual tension.” –Rendezvous
“Tremendous…exhilarating story line…Claire is a delight.” –Midwest Book Review
“A wonderfully written Regency-era romance chock full of engaging characters and a sleuthing pair of lovebirds. A non-stop page turner.” —romancereaderatheart.com
NYLA; June 2019
- ISBN: 9781641970983
- Read online, or download in secure ePub format
- Title: Countess Confidential
- Author: Olivia Drake