An Accidental Affair
Distinguished Rogues, Book Four
London’s ballrooms and bedrooms thrive on scandal and decadent pleasure and the summer of 1814 will be no exception for the fourth Distinguished Rogue in Heather Boyd’s regency romances series.
Widowed beauty, Arabella Lawson, Lady Farnsworth, knows the value of independence after being trapped in a marriage that left her unfulfilled. Although she longs for a lover at last, she’s expected to chaperone her flirtatious niece during her first season. However, given the way the girl keeps disappearing every chance she gets, there is little hope of a good or speedy result. While searching for her charge yet again, she blunders into one of Lord Rothwell’s scandalous assignations. This time it’s Arabella’s turn to be on the receiving end of his hungry kisses, and she’s far from prepared to make the most of the opportunity.
Gossip may paint Merrick Bishop, the Earl of Rothwell, as a notorious scoundrel when it comes to women, but this season his intentions are honorable. Duty bound to marry, he’s determined to discreetly court an open-minded bride and prove the gossipmongers wrong by being on his very best behavior… until in his frustration, he mistakenly kisses the wrong lady and discovers that everything about the encounter feels so very right. Merrick never once believed he had a chance with shy Arabella, and when the unthinkable happens, she turns to him not for an affair or hopes of marriage but for his friendship and protection from her own family.
Can a rogue with a reputation for breaking hearts convince a widow who only hopes for an affair that their feelings are not only the stirrings of desire but the beginnings of the deepest and truest love?
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Praise for An Accidental Affair
One of the things I really admired about Merrick is that he takes responsibility for his family. He is loyal to them and they are very loyal to him. I don’t want to give too much away here but parts of this story just melted my heart. ~ Crystal @ Reviews by Crystal
AN ACCIDENTAL AFFAIR has lots of mayhem, angst, panic, fear, romance and love set in the summer of 1814 in London. It takes place in ballrooms, in the city and the country and the descriptions are vivid and make me feel like I am there. ~ Jo @ Romance Junkies
Ultimately, this was a story of one loving man teaching the gift of love to one wounded woman, told beautifully and with fantastic pacing! ~ Mary @ Buried Under Romance
I found An Accidental Affair to be a historical romance treat – it is sweet and engaging and I could hardly put it down. ~ Julie @ Romantic Reads and such
Beautiful historical romance with a heroine I absolutely loved and a rogue so honorable and decent I couldn’t help but fall for ~ LexySky
Quotes from An Accidental Affair
“You want a wife with an adventurous manner, not a frumpy mouse who’ll clear the sideboard in one sitting.”
Louisa (Lady Harrison) to Rothwell.
Published: March 12, 2014
Digital ISBN: 978-0-9875614-7-3
Print ISBN: 978-0-9875614-8-0
Print Length: 256 pages
Related Books – Distinguished Rogues Series
1. Chills – Jack and Constance
2. Broken – Giles and Lillian
3. Charity – Oscar and Agatha
4. An Accidental Affair – Merrick and Arabella
5. Keepsake – Kit and Miranda
6. An Improper Proposal – Martin and Iris
7. Reason to Wed – Richard and Esme