She can't make a baby without a husband! Or can she?

After witnessing the miracle of birth, self-determined spinster Miss Penelope Crone is having second thoughts about swearing off marriage. She wants – no, she needs – to experience the blessed event herself. Dear God, she’s practically thirty! Time is running out!

Hugh Chesterton, Viscount Danbury, is relatively intelligent, good looking, unmarried, and most importantly, close at hand. With a little décolletage, a sway of the hips, and a few drinks of brandy, Penelope is certain she can extract a respectable offer. 

If only she’d accounted for the power of passion.

Because unchecked lust takes over, leaving Penelope in a most precarious predicament. And Lord Danbury –– the goose-brained jackanapes –– is proving far less attainable than she’d imagined. 

Is Penelope to be cast out of society or will Lord Danbury take a leap of faith and save her from ruin? He'd better act fast if he's going to make her his lady. His Lady At Last...

 

In his arms, she didn't feel like a maid... she simply felt like a woman. 

 

ROSE is a lady’s maid––albeit an educated, opinionated, hard headed and impetuous one.


ROMAN Spencer stands to become one of England’s most powerful earls. Sober and responsible, Viscount Darlington holds honor and duty above all else.


STUMBLING upon one another at a Christmas House Party, the mismatched couple struggles to douse the smoldering attraction threatening to ignite between them. Will they succumb to society’s dictates or give in to the power of an everlasting love?

Lord Rockingham has a problem; he can’t stop lusting after his uncle’s fiancé.

THE LADY 
Lady Asherton is proper, lovely and... lost. Widowed and just turned thirty -- her recent engagement promises an unexpected chance to become a mother at last. 

THE RAKE
The Marquess of Rockingham is gorgeous, exciting and loyal to his family. He's never met a woman he can't have and the world is at his feet. 

He is young -- too young. 
She's engaged -- to his uncle. 

Two unlikely lovers are faced with a choice. Risk everything and embrace the passion of a lifetime or give in to society's expectations and endure the ashes of regret?

Did you know that Defiant Damsels is a continuation of my Lord Love a Lady series? If you loved these ladies, you'll want to check out their friends' stories as well! Click here to meet:

* Lilly and Michael

* Natalie and Garrett 

* Abigail and Alex

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