Courting the Countess
St. Martin's, Nov 2004, 6.99, 352 pp.
In 1810, Lady Brook Meylan has remained in exile rusticating since her spouse and child died two years ago. Most people assume she mourns the loss of her husband, but she hated him for physically and mentally abusing her; she grieves for her child. She vows never again will a human male freely do whatever he wants to do to her under the label marriage. To enforce her edict, Brook only show...