Truly a Wife
Nothing will persuade the confirmed bachelors of the Free Fellows League to say "I do." Nothing, that is, except the love of the right woman. Now, another staunchly single man yields to the surprising demands of his unpredictable heart.
Daniel, ninth Duke of Sussex, is not afraid of responsibility. He's had more than his share of duty and responsibility since he became the ninth duke. He's not afraid of danger. He's faced many dangerous and deadly moments since he became a member of the secret Free Fellows League. But he's terribly afraid of losing his heart... For who can he trust to keep it safe?
The ton's perennial bridesmaid, Miranda, Marchioness St. Germaine, doesn't need a husband in order to gain wealth and a title. Miranda is a peeress in her own right. A peeress wildly in love with the ninth Duke of Sussex and whose fondest dream is to become his wife. When he unexpectedly proposes marriage, how can she refuse?
In one bold, impulsively romantic moment, Miranda weds Daniel and attains her heart's desire... But there is no opportunity to celebrate. The marriage is legal. But it's also a secret. And the next morning, Miranda realizes Daniel has no memory of it...
How do you teach a man wary of a marriage trap to trust? How do you teach him to believe in love? And how do you protect your heart while you're doing it? When he believes he's a bachelor? And you're truly his wife...
Berkley (Sensation), April 2005