On the night of the Parkhurst ball, someone had a scandalous tryst in the library. Was it Lord Canby, with the maid, on the divan? Or Miss Fairchild, with a rake, against the wall? Perhaps the butler did it.All Charlotte Highwood knows is this: it wasn’t her. But rumors to the contrary are buzzing. Unless she can discover the lovers’ true identity, she’ll be forced to marry Piers Brandon, Lord Granville—the coldest, most arrogantly handsome gentleman she’s ever had the misfortune to embrace. When it comes to emotion, the man hasn’t got a clue.But as they set about finding the mystery lovers, Piers reveals a few secrets of his own. The oh-so-proper marquess can pick locks, land punches, tease with sly wit . . . and melt a woman’s knees with a single kiss. The only thing he guards more fiercely than Charlotte’s safety is the truth about his dark past.Their passion is intense. The danger is real. Soon Charlotte’s feeling torn. Will she risk all to prove her innocence? Or surrender it to a man who’s sworn to never love?
We have all seen the avid reader who can read their way through most any situation......meals, bedtime, through classes, trips or any other activity. That was the way American author, Tessa Dare, got through her growing up years with parents who were constantly on the move. That comfort found in reading is what brought her to her career as a novelist. She also became a librarian where she was surrounded by books.
Dare is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical romance. Her novels mix humor, sensuality, and emotion that are relatable to modern readers. Her bestsellers are her "Sprinkle Cove", "Castles Ever After", and "Girl Meets Duke" series. Dare enjoys creating heroines who are not always ladylike. She enjoys dreaming up strong, willful, sexy heroes who find their hearts ensnared by those unconventional women.
Dare works as a part-time librarian and resides in Southern California with her husband and two children.