Affairs of the Heart (Temporarily on hold fo...
Clara Massey has loved Jack Devereux, the younger of the two Devereux brothers, since childhood and dreams of the day they are to wed. Her father has arranged their marriage, a union she believes befitting and fated since youth, but after her mother dies of consumption and she is sent to a prestigious Boarding School for Young Ladies, time has wrought certain changes that she is ill-prepared to handle, changes that could potentially wreck havoc on her winsome heart.
Jon is reputedly a scoundrel and considered a notorious rake among the London masses, but their colored opinions of him have not swayed his incorrigible ways, in fact, they simply fuel them all the more, dubbing him London's Devil. He has little interest in matrimony and honors his lecherous ways, until he sets eyes on his Massey brat and is riveted by the stunning beauty she's become.
Clara is not the slightest bit surprised to learn that Jon Devereux, her childhood tormentor, is London's very devil himself. She recalls nothing but his brusque manners and incessant taunts, yet he is anything but the unruly boy she remembers and vows to steer clear of London's Devil, but she would soon learn that Jon Devereux is a creature of habit and fully intends to thwart her every whim. She is certain he is nothing more than an impish cad of libertine ways, but when plans go awry and secrets are disclosed leaving Clara with a discarded, broken heart - she will later discover an unwarranted love for the unlikeliest of suitors.