Tempting Mr. Townsend (Dashing Widows, Book 2)
Beauty...Fenella, Lady Deerham, has rejoined society after fiveyears of mourning her beloved husband's death at Waterloo. Nowshe's fêted as a diamond of the first water and London's perfectlady. But beneath her exquisite exterior, this delicate blondbeauty conceals depths of courage and passion nobody has eversuspected. When her son and his school friend go missing, she vowsto find them whatever it takes. Including setting off alone in themiddle of the night with high-handed bear of a man, AnthonyTownsend. Will this tumultuous journey end in more tragedy? Or willthe impetuous quest astonish this dashing widow with a breathtakingnew love, and life with the last man she ever imaginedAnd the Beast?When Anthony Townsend bursts into Lady Deerham's fashionableMayfair mansion demanding the return of his orphaned nephew, thelovely widow's beauty and spirit turn his world upside down. Butsurely such a refined and aristocratic creature will scorn a rough,self-made man's courtship, even if that man is now one of therichest magnates in England. Especially after he's made such awoeful first impression by barging into her house and accusing herof conniving with the runaways. But when Fenella insists on sharingthe desperate search for the boys, fate offers Anthony a chance toplay the hero and change her mind about him. Will reluctantproximity convince Fenella that perhaps Mr. Townsend isn't sobeastly after all? Or now that their charges are safe, will Anthonyand Fenella remain forever opposites fighting their attraction?