An Unwilling Conquest
By Stephanie Laurens
(Harlequin HQN, Mass Market Paperback, 9780373777631, 320pp.)
Publication Date: April 30, 2013
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A successful horse breeder and self-proclaimed rake, Harry Lester samples women like wines. But after having his heart trampled by someone he actually loved, he has no intention of falling for a woman again, let alone being ensnared by the trap of marriage. Now, with a large inheritance to his name, Harry knows that he'd best start running from London's matchmaking mothers and widows.
Harry heads for the racing town of Newmarket, only to encounter Mrs. Lucinda Babbacombe, a beautiful, independent widow. And before he knows it, Harry vows to protect Lucinda from the town full of lonely gambling men, despite her refusal to accept his countless offers of help. Lucinda is extraordinaryan intelligent, tender womanbut will Harry let himself be taken prisoner in this most passionate of traps?
New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens originally began writing as an escape from the dry world of professional science. Her hobby quickly became a career; she has been writing historical romance novels for more than 20 years. Currently living outside Melbourne, Australia with her husband and two cats, she spends most of her days writing new stories in her signature 'Errol Flynn meets Jane Austen" style. Visit her online at www.stephanielaurens.com.
"Laurens' writing shines." --Publishers Weekly
"All I need is her name on the cover to make me pick up the book."-New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard
"Laurens spices up her superbly sensual, elegantly written love story with a generous measure of splendidly entertaining."