Beguiling the Earl
by Suzanna Medeiros
The Earl of Kerrick knows Catherine Evans has a tendre for him, but has tried to keep her at a distance. Just when he realizes his feelings for her go much deeper than friendship, duty compels him to court another woman. It is supposed to be a brief courtship in name only, but outside forces seem determined to see Kerrick married to that other woman and to keep him and Catherine apart.