When Arabella discovers her younger brother has gambled away the family fortune, she approaches the holder of Jeremy's vowels, hoping to exchange them for her smaller fortune. But he has lost the vowels to her worst enemy: Tony Daggett, the man who broke her heart.
Tony is rich, reckless and wild. His first wife died in an accident while running away with her lover, Tony on their heels. The second was murdered.
But Arabella is determined to save her family and approaches her ex-fiancé with the same offer: her small fortune for the vowels. Tony's counter-offer: Arabella must become his mistress in exchange for the vowels.
Arabella begrudgingly agrees, unknowingly snaring Tony in his own trap. And as Tony falls deeper and deeper in love, his silent enemy acquires a new target: Arabella.
THE SOUTHERN WOMEN, in series order
The Tiger Lily
Each Time We Love
At Long Last
Love a Dark Rider
THE LOUISIANA LADIES, in series order
Deceive Not My Heart
Love Be Mine