Scapegrace - Regency Romance Author:Sylvia Thorpe "A little nobody from the other side of the world with not a penny to her name. And you think you can contract a respectable marriage for her. Ridiculous!" — Mrs. Courtney threw the words at Tristam. A wicked glint came into his eyes. "Ridiculous is it", he said softly, "I'll lay any odds you like she finds it easier ... more »to get a husband than that sour-faced daughter of yours."
When Tristan, the young Lord Maristone, took the penniless American Melinda Wescott under his protective wing, he had only a faint notion of the odds against her. Tristam, rakish and headstrong, was not one to run from a challenge. But when he determined that Melinda would become a social success, he reckoned without the danger from her hidden past -- nor did he know that Melinda had fallen in love with him.« less