The Lady ChosenBook - 2003
Forced to wed within a year or forfeit his inheritance, Tristan Wemyss, Earl of Trentham, sets out the win the heart of Miss Leonara Carling, a charming young lady who, unfortunately, has no interest in marriage.
Tristan Wemyss, Earl of Trentham, never expected he'd need to wed within a year or forfeit his inheritance. But he is not one to bow to the matchmaking mamas of the ton. No, he will marry a lady of his own choosing. And the lady he chooses is the enchanting neighbor living with her family next door. Miss Leonora Carling has beauty, spirit and passion; unfortunately, matrimony is the last thing on her mind . . .
To Leonora, Tristan's kisses are oh-so-tempting, but once bitten, forever shy, she has determinedly turned her back on marriage. But Tristan is a seasoned campaigner who will not accept defeat. And when a mysterious man attempts to scare Leonora and her family from their home, Tristan realizes he's been given the perfect excuse to offer his services—as protector, seducer and, ultimately, husband.
Forced to wed within a year or forfeit his inheritance, Tristan Wemyss, Earl of Trentham, sets his sights on Miss Leonora Carling, the charming young lady living with her family next door, who has no desire whatever for marriage, but when mysterious threats terrorize the Carling family, Tristan steps to offer his services as protector, friend, and, hopefully, husband. Original.