Carsington Brothers Series, Book 3
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That is what I like about you, Mr. Dashwood,” she said. “You are so decisive. It saves me the bother of thinking for myself.”

“That is what I like about you, Mrs. Dashwood,” he said. “You are so sarcastic. It saves me the trouble of trying to be tactful and charming.
— Lord Perfect

Lord Perfect

The heir to the Earl of Hargate, Benedict Carsington, Viscount Rathbourne, is the perfect aristocrat. Tall, dark, and handsome, he is known for his impeccable manners and good breeding. Benedict knows all the rules and has no trouble following them—until she enters his life.

Bathsheba Wingate belongs to the rotten branch of the DeLucey family: a notorious lot of liars, frauds, and swindlers. Small wonder her husband’s high-born family disowned him. Now widowed, she’s determined to give her daughter a stable life and a proper upbringing. Nothing and no one will disrupt Bathsheba’s plans—until he enters her life…

Then Bathsheba’s hoyden daughter lures Benedict’s precocious nephew into a quest for a legendary treasure. To recover the would-be knights errant, Benedict and Bathsheba must embark on a rescue mission that puts them in dangerous, intimate proximity—a situation virtually guaranteed to end in mayhem—even scandal!—if anyone else were involved. But Benedict is in perfect control of events. Perfect control, despite his mad desire to break all the rules. Perfect control. Really.

"The third of RITA Award-winning Chase's fabulous historical Regencies to feature the romantic comeuppance of one of the Carsington men is simply perfect. " -John Charles, Booklist

~Read an Excerpt~

Disaster would not have occurred had Bathsheba Wingate been paying full attention to her daughter.

She was not paying attention.

She was trying desperately to keep her gaze from straying to the bored aristocrat...to the long legs whose muscles the costly wool trousers lovingly outlined...the boots whose dark gleam matched his eyes...the miles of shoulders bracing up the window frame...the haughty jaw and insolent nose...the dark, dangerously bored eyes.

Bathsheba might as well have been a giddy sixteen-year-old miss when in fact she was a sober matron twice that age, and she might as well have never seen a handsome aristocrat before in all her life when in fact she’d met any number and even married one. She was not herself and she didn’t know or care who she was. [read more...]

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