Here's the cover for A Secret Desire. This is the 2nd and last book in the Lord Hawkesbury's Players series, my Elizabethan historical romances set in Shakespeare's London. A Secret Desire is now available from Amazon and Smashwords.
Falling in love just became the greatest scandal in Shakespearean London.
Cold, ruthless Lord Warhurst needs to distance himself from scandal if he's to marry an heiress and save his decaying estate. But with his unwed sister pregnant and his father's past indiscretions still haunting Leo, scandal threatens to erupt in an explosive way. Especially when he begins to desire strong-willed and low-born Alice Croft, the seamstress to Lord Hawkesbury's Players and the woman helping him spy on his sister's lover. If anyone finds out, Leo's chance of marrying well will be ruined.
However the scandal will be nothing compared to what happens when Alice cracks through the hard shell around his heart. Because how can Leo afford to love a woman who only wants him for the fortune she thinks he possesses?