A Regency Romance from the bestselling author M.C. Beaton
The grim guardian; for the lovely and young Miss Patricia Patterson, life seemed a delightful dream until the spectre of her guardian, Lord Charles Gaunt, cast a dark shadow over her carefree days of idleness and evenings of dazzling balls and delicious flirtations. Lord Charles demanded that Patricia act the part of a proper but perfectly put together boring young Miss. What was to her even worse, was that he insisted she devote her waking hours to cultivating her mind rather than captivating her swarm of admirers. So it was the battle was joined - between the handsome, arrogant aristocrat who had Patricia under his lawful power, and Patricia, who in turn vowed to turn this hateful tyrant into her lovelorn subject.
M.C. Beaton (1936-2019) was the author of both the Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth series, as well as numerous Regency romances. Her books have been translated into seventeen languages and have sold more than twenty-one million copies worldwide. She is consistently the most borrowed UK adult author in British libraries, and her Agatha Raisin books have been turned into a TV series on Sky.