Ten years ago, Lady Violet Forbes betrayed the man she loved…by marrying his father. It wasn’t her fault, exactly (you know how these things go), but Malcolm was, frankly, quite put out by the news, and has refused to acknowledge her since. Now, as the widowed Countess of Alford, she wields power and wealth in her young son’s name, but nine-year-old Brom’s small empire is wobbling. She needs to start selling off some of his estates in order to maintain the rest…which means angering the man who already thinks her far too brazen.
His secret is the love which still shames him.
Malcolm Forbes, the illegitimate son of the Earl of Alford, always thought of himself as academic and stoic. A decade of managing one of his father’s far-flung estates has taught him to think before he acts. But when he receives a letter from his father’s widow—the only woman he’s ever loved—stating her intentions to sell his home, he reacts most rashly.
Now they’ve made a brazen bargain.
A mere month as the young earl’s tutor, and Malcolm can gain the deed to his home. Unfortunately, this means a month with the one woman who can enrage his anger and his passions unlike any other. Violet, meanwhile, is determined to earn his forgiveness…even if it means risking everything she’s hoped for, and revealing her secrets.
This likely won’t end well.
WARNING: Of course it’ll end well, it’s a romcom. Be prepared for an angsty hero, a cheeky kid, quite a lot of embarrassing puns, and some really smoking bedsport. This second-chance secret baby romance will leave you laughing!