(writing as Kathleen Elliott)
Harper Monogram Regency, April 1995
The Earl of Rothwick knows exactly what to do with a scheming hussy who tries to ensnare his nephew into marriage: abscond with her himself. Surely an adroit and capable man as himself can carry her off, show her for what she really is, and then send her off to her next paramour in no time at all. Unfortunately, he absconds with the wrong young woman--Linnea Ashley, an impoverished but no-nonsense vicar's daughter. Worse, his ex-betrothed, Sophia, decides to get even with him for slighting her obvious charms--with the help of the dangerous Sir James Marlowe. How is Rothwick going to escape sure retribution? He marries Linnea, of course. But life is never as simple as that for a man as wrong-headed as Lord Rothwick.