Mrs. Drew Plays Her Hand (Signet Regency Romance)
Mrs Drew Plays Her Hand - Signet Regency Romance Author:Carla Kelly Playing with Fire — Young widow Roxanna Drew was fair game in the sport of cads. Her suddenly impoverished state made her as vulnerable as her beauty made her tempting to men with more money than morals. Lord Marshall Whitcomb, who held her purse strings in his pawing hands, was intent on luring her into his bed. But even more dangerous was Lord ... more »Fletcher Winn, who owned the dwelling where she sought refuge. The dashing lord reminded the widow that the lure of sharing a warm bed on a winter's night might indeed be worth the risks.
Lord Winn had trusted one woman and been betrayed. That disastrous marriage had endowed him with a wariness of females in general, and prospective wives in particular. But when the door to the dower house on one of his estates was opened by a woman with a cautious smile and memorable brown eyes, he knew here was danger to avoid at all costs -- if he really wanted to...« less
This is one of my favorite Carla Kelly stories. It was so refreshing to read a story where the hero encourages the heroine to grow and take chances, while exuding confidence in her ability to handle herself and the situation she finds herself in.