#3 Diamonds of the First Water
Sydney Jane Baily
In this sizzling early Victorian romance by USA Today bestselling author Sydney Jane Baily the heir to an earldom must take a suitable wife… unless he falls for a middle-class governess with a shadowy past.
Lord Diamond leads a charmed life. The only brother amongst four sisters, he is touted as the best thing since frothy syllabub. Every young lady in London wants his leg shackled to hers. Summering in Bath brings freedom from the marriage-minded Mayfair mothers and reaps a new crop of single females. Problem solved!
Mrs. Alice Malcolm has an ideal situation tutoring two young ladies in an upper-class home. A clean room, a roof over her head, and best of all, she is safe from the demands and threats of her former brother-in-law. What does it matter if she is living a lie?
While Adam pursues Alice to be his mistress—anything more is unthinkable—she has only two options… ignore his amorous advances or flee for her life. Will pride, prejudice, and secrets keep these two out of paradise?