Book #1 Marry in Haste, Book #2 Marry in Scandal. Lady
Rose Rutherford-rebel, heiress, and exasperated target of the
town's hungry bachelors-has a plan to gain the freedom she
so desperately desires: she will enter into a marriage of
convenience with the biggest prize on the London marriage
mart. There's just one problem: the fierce-looking man who crashes her
wedding to the Duke of Everingham -Thomas Beresford, the young
naval officer she fell in love with and secretly married when she was still
a schoolgirl. Thought to have died four years ago he's returned, a cold,
hard stranger with one driving purpose-revenge. Embittered by betrayal
and hungry for vengeance, Thomas will stop at nothing to reclaim his
rightful place, even if that means using Rose-and her fortune-to do it.
But Rose never did follow the rules, and as she takes matters into her
own unpredictable hands, Thomas finds himself in an unexpected and
infuriating predicament: he's falling in love with his wife.