How To Distract a Duchess
by Mia Marlowe
Artemisia Dalrymple Pelham-Smythe doesn’t give two figs for the town’s opinions on propriety. She wants to be taken seriously as an artist, so the widowed Duchess of Southwycke is painting the entire Roman pantheon in glorious nudes. The man who arrived to pose for her is far too muscular and virile to fit her vision of a cherubic Cupid, so she’ll simply turn him into Mars.