When her friends bet Fiona that she’ll never catch the attention of the handsome and eligible Marquess of Cleveden, Fiona wagers all she owns that she will. Now she risks losing everything—including her heart.
The Misses Penelope Yarwood, Euphemia Perkins, and Letitia Helmsdale all smugly informed her that the Marquess of Cleveden was at once the most eligible and the most elusive catch in the London marriage mart. Society’s most dazzling beauties had failed to win him over yet, and a newcomer like Fiona didn’t stand a ghost of a chance of having him look at her twice.
That was all that fiery-tempered Fiona needed to hear, and she bet - far more wealth than she possessed - that she would snare the maddeningly elusive marquess before the season’s end. Now Fiona faced the risk of losing a wager she could not repay - and more, the even greater danger of losing her heart…
M. C. Beaton
M. C. Beaton is the pen name of bestselling novelist Marion Chesney. She is a prolific writer of historical romances and small village mysteries. Born in Scotland, the author began her writing career as a fiction buyer for a Glasgow bookstore and has worked as a theater critic, newspaper reporter, and editor.
The author has written under various names, most notably as M. C. Beaton for her Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin series. She also has written under the names Sarah Chester, Helen Crampton, Ann Fairfax, Marion Gibbons, Jennie Tremaine, and Charlotte Ward.
The author lived in the United States, but now splits her time between the Cotswolds, England and Paris, France.