Regency romance - Leah Carrollton was the leading deb during her season. Her dream lover, Devon Marshall, Viscount Huxhold, comes upon her when his horse throws a shoe. When she runs away, she trips, & gives birth. He supports her all through it, & offers to marry her & raise the babe. They marry, then find true love.
To most eyes Leah Carrollton might appear the dutiful debutante, but it takes Devon Marshall less than a minute to feel the enormous pull of a kindred, rebellious soul. At their first meeting, Devon and Leah are about to acknowledge the amazing connection between them when her brother steps in and clarifies their identities. As members of the rival Carrollton and Marshall families, the two can never mix. However, Devon has never met a woman he couldn't seduce, and a bet--with a bit of bravado mixed in--leads him straight to Leah and a scandal that turns the ton upside down.
Leah Carrollton is her family's best hope for the future. She must marry well to fill the family coffers. When she falls for Devon Marshall, Viscount Huxhold, it should be a realization of everyone's dreams...but the Marshalls and Carrollton's history is painful. Their union wowld and does ignite a feud and Leah is forced to make choices that break her heart. Choices that will come back and haunt the couple when they finally reunite and Devon finds the woman he still loves carrying another man's child.
Leah Carrollton had dreams of meeting-and marrying-the perfect man. Then a scandalous affair ended in abandonment, and she left London rather than face her disgrace. With no one to turn to, Leah ran away to the country. Abruptly Devon Marshall, Viscount Huxhold, strides into her life, enveloping her in his strong embrace and offering her a chance to recapture what she'd lost.
Heir to one of England's most honorable titles, Devon has spent his life breaking the rules-and giving Leah and her fatherless child his name is just one more way to flaunt convention. But Devon discovers Leah tantalizes him as no other woman ever has, making him long for all the sweet bliss that marriage has to offer. But can a marriage made in scandal become a happily-ever-after affair?