Out now: In Pursuit of A Bluestocking - Available from Escape Publishing.

When he goes hunting a thief, he never expects to catch a bluestocking...
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Marie had the perfect life plan: she would satisfy her father’s ambition by graduating as one of the first female doctors in Europe, and she would satisfy her mother’s ambition by marrying a very suitable fiancé in a grandiose society ceremony. Only weeks away from completing the former, Marie is mere days away from achieving the latter. But her whole life is thrown into chaos when her fiancé dies, mysteriously returns, and then is shot and killed, and Marie risks her own reputation to save the life of the man falsely accused of the murder.
Gordon, Lord Stanmore, finally tracks down the conman who stole from his estate, only to find himself embroiled in a murder plot. The woman he rescues offers to rescue him in return, by marrying him and providing an alibi. Gordon’s ready agreement to the scheme grows the more time he spends with his new wife. Her wit, her intelligence, her calm, her charm: Gordon finds himself more and more enchanted with this woman he met by mistake. But as the clues to the identity of the murderer start to align with the clues to the thief, they reveal a more elaborate scheme than he could have imagined, and though he might desire Marie, Gordon is unsure if he can trust her.
As their chase leads them out of Amsterdam and into the UK, both Gordon and Marie must adjust to the life that has been thrust upon them and decide if marriage came first, can love come after?

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Her friends thought she understood men, and she believed them. As Ravi stared at her, she realised it was business she understood, not men. She’d been blinded by the fact that men almost exclusively did business. She’d made the wrong correlation. She turned and looked out the window, slightly light headed. Obviously, she didn’t understand men at all. She’d assumed they wanted someone sweet and biddable, not an outspoken, educated woman with too many opinions and a loud mouth. Had she gotten it so wrong? Or was it just him?
“In a life partner, yes. I want someone who will challenge me, who won’t pander to my ego, or let me fall into bad habits. I want someone strong enough to--”
A flush rose up her neck and cheeks. “A life partner? The word you want is wife.”
“I prefer my version. I don’t want a possession. I want a willing partner,” he said. She twisted back towards him. Possess me. She blinked to make the internal whisper go away.

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