Julia London is the New York Times, USA Today and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author of historical romance, contemporary romance and women's fiction. Her previous series include the Secrets of Hadley Green and Homecoming Ranch, as well as her current Highland Grooms series, which has received three industry-starred reviews. She is a six-time finalist for the RITA Award of excellence in romantic fiction, and the recipient of RT Book Reviews Best Historical Novel. She lives in Austin, Texas.
An indomitable governess…a brooding Highlander…a forbidden affair…
An ill-fated elopement cost English-born governess Bernadette Holly her reputation, her unsuitable lover and any chance of a future match. She has nothing left to fear—not even the bitter, dangerously handsome Scot due to marry her young charge. Naive wallflower Avaline is terrified to wed Rabbie Mackenzie, but if he sends her home, she will be ruined. Bernadette's solution: convince Rabbie to get Avaline to cry off…while ignoring her own traitorous attraction to him.
Forced engagement to an Englishwoman is a hard pill for any Scot to swallow. Even worse when the fiancée in question is a delicate, foolish young miss—unlike her spirited, quick-witted governess. Sparring with Bernadette brings passion and light back to Rabbie's life after the failed Jacobite uprising. His clan's future depends upon his match to another, but how can any Highlander forsake a love that stirs his heart and soul?