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Book Three, Miss Mayhem Series
by Heather Boyd
Release Date: August 4, 2015
The only person who ever understood what Julia Radley wanted most in life was the man who ruined her reputation and secured her victory in a bold swimming race. She does not hold Valentine Merton accountable for the harsh criticisms made against her character until he suggests the only way to smooth over the scandal of his defeat is to wed as soon as possible.
… the gentleman must dare.
After picking himself up after proposing, Valentine Merton is even more determined to tame the wild girl next door. The future he wants within the clockmaker’s guild depends on their speedy marriage. A few sweet words or, as a last resort, another brazen dare is sure to persuade her to take a chance on him… and his family.
As he approached the door, he couldn’t mistake the glow of light around the doorframe, and grew alarmed. An intruder? He picked up a garden spade from beside the vegetable patch and cautiously pushed on the door.
He glanced around, looking for signs of life.
A slender figure, outlined by the glow of a candle, rose from his workbench chair. “Good evening, Mr. Merton.”
He knew that voice very well, unfortunately, and dropped the spade to hurry inside. “Miss Radley?”
She moved toward him eagerly but Valentine took a step backward to keep a distance between them. “How did you get in here, and why?”
“The key is easy to find and I thought you’d be stargazing tonight. I was going to look at the stars while I waited but I cannot see a telescope anywhere.”
“You wouldn’t see a thing in the sky with the lamp lit,” he warned her. “You’ll have to go.”
She set her hands to her hips. “For the last time, it was only a race. Hardly scandalous. You do not need to avoid me like I am diseased. Can we not be friends again?”
“We cannot ever be friends.”
“That’s ridiculous. We have always been friends.” Her eyes narrowed. “Or have you only been my brother’s friend and merely tolerated my company?”
Bestselling historical author Heather Boyd believes every character she creates deserves their own happily-ever-after, no matter how much trouble she puts them through. With that goal in mind, she writes sizzling regency romance stories that skirt the boundaries of propriety to keep readers enthralled until the wee hours of the morning. Heather has published over twenty novels and shorter works. Catch her latest news www.heather-boyd.com. She lives north of Sydney, Australia, and does her best to wrangle her testosterone-fuelled family (including cat Morpheus) into submission.