Debbie M. (Tafwin) reviewed The Wicked Truth (Harlequin Historical, No 358) on
Doctor Neil Bronwyn was outraged when he learned that his nephew, the Earl of Havington, was planning to marry Lady Elizabeth Marleigh, a woman of questionable-if any-morals. Determined to stop the young earl from an ill-fated marriage, Neil kidnaps the notorious "Bettsy," but while he has her stashed away someone murders the earl.
Since Neil is next in line for the earldom, Scotland Yard believes that both he and Lady Marleigh are possible suspects for the dastardly deed. Knowing that Elizabeth was with him at the time of the murder, and learning that several previous attempts have been made on her life as well, Neil realizes he may have wronged the girl. Neil and his long-time friend, who's in charge of the murder case for Scotland Yard, devises a plan to disguise Bettsy as a man, and find the killer on their own.
Lady Elizabeth Marleigh found protection from the hangman's noose in an outrageous disguise and the compelling embrace of Neil Bronwyn, Earl of Havington. Now she was safe from everything but her wayward heart. The Earl of Havington vowed to rein in whatever feelings the notorious Elizabeth Marleigh aroused within him. Yet fate decreed otherwise, making the woan who could destroy his well-ordered life, the only one who made life worth living!!