A Ruse to Avoid an Old Flame Goes Terribly Wrong in An Intriguing Proposition, by Sydney Jane Baily
Following her father's untimely death, eldest daughter Elise Malloy discovers that the family home is collateral for a mysterious loan. With no record of payments made from her father's accounts, whoever was paying the bank has now stopped, and foreclosure is imminent.
Desperate to keep the news from her grieving, funds-starved family, Elise answers the bank summons and faces Michael Bradley, an old flame who still owns her heart. When Michael extends an unseemly dinner invitation, Elise invents a nameless suitor as an excuse to refuse.
Now, to save face, she must produce him.
Jonathon Amory, Esquire, seems the perfect choice, until her long-desired relationship with Michael unexpectedly catches fire, and Jonathon makes it clear he will stop at nothing to destroy her family and lock her into a loveless marriage.
"...a glittering tale of star-crossed lovers, threatened by a web of lies... a great new book in a new series." ~Adrienne deWolfe, Bestselling Author of Scoundrel for Hire
"...a tantalizing glimpse of the author's delicate writing style as she melds romance with humor, conflict, and adventure. An entertaining read." ~Bestselling Author, Marliss Melton
THE DEFIANT HEARTS SERIES, in order
An Intriguing Proposition
An Improper Situation
An Irresistible Temptation
An Inescapable Attraction