Scandal of the Year
An Heiress in London, Book 3
March 2011 St Martin’s Press
The Crompton sisters have a knack for falling in love with the most unlikely bachelors in Olivia Drake’s “enticing series…that readers will adore” (Romantic Times BOOKreviews).
An Unexpected Love
The youngest of the Crompton heiresses, Blythe yearns to marry into the aristocracy to bolster her family’s place in society. The widowed Duke of Savoy seems to be the perfect choice, yet it’s another man who sets her heart to pounding: the new footman, James. He’s devilishly handsome and far more fascinating than any of her noble suitors. And he alone has the power to stir her romantic dreams.
An Undeniable Passion
Little does she know, however, James Ryding is the true heir to the Crompton fortune. He’s posing as a servant in order to find evidence to prove her parents are imposters. By charming Blythe, he hopes to use her to regain his rightful inheritance. But as heat flares between them, he realizes that fulfilling his quest will mean ruining the beautiful, spirited woman who has captured his heart.
- “The final installment of the Crompton sisters’ trilogy is as charming, sweet, humorous, and poignant as any of Drake’s previous books. Marked by her fine storytelling and engaging characters, this volume stands alone, but fans familiar with the series will revel in the conclusion.”Romantic Times BOOKreviews (5 stars)
- “An intricate plot with roots far in the past. The threads of mendacity revealed in the previous books are strengthened then revealed in their entirety as the story progresses bringing the series to a satisfying conclusion filled with danger and, of course, romance.”Fresh Fiction
- Chosen by Apple/ibookstore as one of the Ten Best Romances of 2011