cover image The Devil and the Heiress

The Devil and the Heiress

Harper St. George. Berkley, $7.99 mass market (304p) ISBN 978-0-593-19722-6

An aspiring writer flees one arranged marriage only to land in another in St. George’s addictive second Gilded Age Heiresses romance (after The Heiress Gets a Duke). When Violet Crenshaw learns her parents have promised her to the loathsome Viscount Ware, she decides to run away. Christian Halston, Earl of Leigh, is in need of funds to save his family home in Scotland and sees an opportunity to claim Violet’s dowry by helping her escape. As the pair bond, Violet comes to believe that everyone has misjudged Christian, who has a devilish reputation—but when she finally learns of his schemes, she feels she’s the only one who’s misjudged him. Having traveled for days unchaperoned, they’re forced to marry, but Violet insists on living separately once they do. Their time apart serves as a catalyst for their individual growth as accommodating Violet learns to make her own decision and cynical Christian learns to have faith in love. St. George’s characters are wonderfully nuanced, and their chemistry is all the more enticing for it. It’s a pleasure to watch this complex duo navigate their relationship. [em]Agent: Nicole Resciniti, the Seymour Agency. (June) [/em]