Charity Effington learned two valuable lessons from her first betrothal:1) When one loses the attention of an earl, one gains the attention of every gossip in London 2) Despite the lingering scandal, she's not prepared to marry for anything less than love
After an exhausting Season spent at the mercy of the whispering Ton, Bath's first annual music festival offers Charity the perfect escape: freedom to indulge her true passion and play the pianoforte to her heart's content. That is, until their insufferably rude, though undeniably handsome, neighbour tells her to keep the "infernal racket" to a minimum.
Hugh Danby, Baron Cadgwith, is in Bath to heal hidden wounds, both mental and physical. He may think he's finally put an end to the noise next door, but he has no idea what he's begun. The more he discovers about Charity, the more he finds her bothersome, vexing, and . . . inexplicably enchanting. Before long, Hugh suspects that even if his body heals, it's his heart that might end up broken.
"Charmingly sweet and tender..." -Publishers Weekly
"One of the most beautifully crafted romances I've read in years.' - Jillian Hunter
"Charming, sensitive, and compassionate, this tale is Knightley at her best." -RT Book Reviews, 4 stars
"This sweet treat of a romance will entrance you with its delicious humor and delectable characters." -Sabrina Jeffries
Charming and disarming love stories are Knightly's forte . . . it's sweet and sexy, humorous and tender - a delight - RT Book Reviews
Despite being an avid reader and closet writer her whole life, Erin Knightley decided to pursue a sensible career in science. It was only after earning her B.S. and working in the field for years that she realized doing the sensible thing wasn't any fun at all. Following her dreams, Erin left her practical side behind and now spends her days writing. Together with her tall, dark, and handsome husband and their three spoiled mutts, she is living her own Happily Ever After in North Carolina.