“Sizzling, Witty, Passionate…Perfect!”
—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author
Christi Caldwell, USA TODAY bestselling author of the Wicked Wallflowers series, combs London’s underground and finds romance and danger for a missing lord and the lady who loves him.
To solve a mystery that’s become the talk of the ton, no clues run too deep for willful reporter Verity Lovelace. Not even in the sewers of London. That’s precisely where she finds happily self-sufficient scavenger Malcom North, lost heir to the Earl of Maxwell. Now that Verity’s made him front-page news, what will he make of her?
Kidnapped as a child, with no memories of his well-heeled past, Malcom prefers the grimy spoils of the culverts to the gilded riches of society. Damn the feisty beauty who exposed the contented tosher to a parade of fortune-hunting matchmakers. How to keep them at bay? Verity must pretend to be his wife. She owes him.
The intimacy of this necessary arrangement—Verity and Malcom thrust together in close quarters—soon sparks an irresistible heat. But when the charade ends, the danger begins. Will love be enough to protect them from a treacherous plot devised to ruin them?
“Exceptional…This series launch is an intoxicating romp sure to delight fans of historical romance.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Readers will be drawn to Verity’s independence and Malcolm’s compelling backstory…as the pair moves between London’s seedy underbelly and high society to carve out a place of their own.” —Library Journal
“Sizzling, Witty, Passionate…Perfect!” —Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author
“Christi Caldwell writes a gorgeous book!” —Sarah MacLean, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
Christi Caldwell is the USA TODAY bestselling author of the Sinful Brides series and the Wicked Wallflowers series. She blames novelist Judith McNaught for luring her into the world of historical romance. When Christi was at the University of Connecticut, she began writing her own tales of love—ones where even the most perfect heroes and heroines had imperfections. She learned to enjoy torturing her couples before they earned their well-deserved happily ever after.
Christi lives in southern Connecticut, where she spends her time writing, chasing after her son, and taking care of her twin princesses in training. Fans who want to keep up with the latest news and information can sign up for Christi’s newsletter at www.ChristiCaldwell.com.