Carsington Brothers Series, Book 4
Avon Historical Romance

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She wished she could find something wrong with him that showed. Providence was not at all fair in that way. What it ought to do was leave an indelible mark on wicked men. Preferably a scarlet A on their foreheads.
— Not Quite A Lady

Not Quite a Lady 

Irresistible Force
Darius Carsington is a spectacularly handsome rake with a rare intelligence and no heart, a man who divides his time between bedding loose-moraled women and writing scholarly papers. He finds society's “perfect darlings”....exceedingly boring. But there’s something intriguing, and not quite perfect, about faultless Lady Charlotte Hayward. He senses a crack under her polished surface, and finding it is a temptation he can’t resist.

Immovable Object
Lady Charlotte is so beautiful, charming, and gracious that no one has noticed what an expert she is at Not Getting Married. Early on, she learned a painful lesson about trust....and temptation. In the years since, she’s devoted her life to being all she ought to be--and she’s not about to let a man like Carsington entice her to do everything she shouldn’t.

A Spendid Collision
But the laws of attraction can easily overpower the rules of manners and morals, and sometimes even the best -behaved girl has to follow her instincts, even if it means risking it all.

“Chase deftly weaves a tale of passion, sacrifice and growth with humor and charm to spare.” -Publishers Weekly


~Read an Excerpt~

He watched the endless blue world of her eyes widen, and for a moment he forgot everything: where he was and who he was and what he was. Then he dragged a hand through his hair and wondered if he’d hit his head without realizing.

She looked away quickly, down at her gloved hand clutching his arm. She pulled her hand away, giving him a little shove as she did it.

He could have stepped back a pace, as she clearly wanted, but he held his ground, standing too close. “That will teach me to rescue damsels in distress,” he said. [read more...]


International Editions

  • China/Tawian, Treetype
  • Czech Republic, Euromedia 
  • France, J’ai lu : Apprends-moi à aimer
  • Germany, Cora: Eine verführerisch unnahbare Lady 
  • Italy, Mondado: Non proprio una lady
  • Netherlands, Uitgeverij De
  • Vrijbuiter: Onverstandige hartstocht
  • Russia, Ast
  • Spain, Mondadori: Toda una dama 
  • UK, Piatkus