In the night, all rules are forgotten....
Eloisa James, the acclaimed author of Potent Pleasures, returns to Regency England with an unforgettable new heroine — a genteel but naughty innocent who gets more than she bargains for when she finally says yes to love.
To her legions of adoring suitors, it comes as quite a shock when Lady Sophie York rejects an offer of marriage from the dashing, rakish Patrick Foakes in favor of amiable but dull Braddon Chatwin. He may be an earl, but it is Patrick's stolen kisses that sear her lips.
When Patrick, in disguise, scales a ladder to retrieve his friend's fiancée, he never expects the elopement to be his own. Neither does Sophie, Braddon, or the rest of the tattling ton. One hasty wedding later, the passionate innocent and the sophisticated rogue play out their own intricate dance as Sophie masters what it takes to keep a man where he belongs. And Patrick learns the ultimate lesson in love.
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Eloisa James's Paris in Love.
In The Press
"A steamy, satisfying romantic romp ... romance writing does not get much better than this."
"Sheer reading delight: witty, wise, and passionately romantic."
— Mary Balogh, author of More Than a Mistress
Don't miss Eloisa James's acclaimed novel:
"Unexpected twists...surprises all around."
— Publishers Weekly
— USA Today
Available from Dell
And look for Eloisa James's new hardcover:
Available in June 2001 from Delacorte Press
About The Author
Eloisa James is a professor of English literature who lives with her family in New Jersey. She is the also the author of Midnight Pleasures and Enchanting Pleasures.