When no word comes from her brother after he is removed to London by his impoverished guardian/uncle/heir, Clarissa Astley goes to London. While following her uncle through the seamier areas, she is caught by Jasper Sullivan, Earl of Blackwater who believes he has a prostitute on the prowl for his pocket contents. He proposes as Clarissa fits his particular needs since his uncle will only include him in the will if he rescues a fallen woman and marrys her. A steamy romance that introduces the Sullivan brothers. The twists come as Jasper doesn't realize that Clarissa is the daughter of a prosperous merchant.
Book 1 of the Blackwater Brides
Rushed to the Altar / Jane Feather 450 p.