Kiss Me Annabel
by Eloisa James
This is a Regency historical from the "New York Times" bestselling author, Eloisa James, bound to delight Heyer fans. If you kiss a man once...Miss ... Show synopsis This is a Regency historical from the "New York Times" bestselling author, Eloisa James, bound to delight Heyer fans. If you kiss a man once...Miss Annabel Essex, the most unattainable of the four beautiful Essex sisters, decided long ago that if you kissed a man just once, you were probably safe. But when the dashing Earl of Ardmore tempts her with the promise of a kiss - and more - she resists, just as she snubs his teasing offers of marriage. For what would she get if she married him? Why, nothing but a faded Scottish title and a hovel in the highlands. But after a moment of passionate madness Annabel finds herself in a compromising position with Ardmore, and the choice is clear - marriage or disgrace. What cruel twist of fate put Miss Annabel Essex in a carriage on her way to Scotland (the place she abhors) with a penniless Earl, and all the world thinking they're man and wife? Not to mention the game of words started by the Earl - in which the prize is a kiss. And the forfeit! Well. They are almost married, after all! When she gets there though - contrary to what she had been lead to believe - she finds the hovel to be a castle and her Earl far from impoverished. And she learns - in the bridal bedchamber and elsewhere - that there is more to marriage than just kissing!