A Seduction in Winter
He's an artist and a duke's heir. She's sheltered and scarred. Can he show her by Christmas that love can be theirs to share?
As the holidays approach, Lieutenant Leoline Marrable, now Lord Wrathell, travels to London where he's expected to fulfill longstanding expectations and propose to his former commander's daughter. Wrathell longs to ease the strained relationship with his ducal father. The key may be an unfinished portrait of his late brother.
Honora Baynard has a terrible facial scar as a result of a childhood injury. She has never forgotten Leoline, who came to her defense when other children tormented her. Now, her over-protective artist father keeps her indoors, creating the beautiful detail work that makes his paintings so sought after.
As Wrathell and Honora spend more time together, mutual interest becomes mutual attraction. Can Wrathell convince Honora that for Christmas, he'd like to give her not only passion and pleasure, but his heart to keep for her own?
A Seduction in Winter is a holiday novella and a part of the historical romance anthology Christmas in Duke Street. The anthology goes on sale October 15, 2015 with stories by Miranda Neville, Shana Galen, Grace Burrowes, and, of course, me.