James, Sophia, One Unashamed Night (Wellinghams, Book 2), (Richmond, Surrey: Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2010).
Title: One Unashamed Night (Wellinghams, Book 2)
Author: Sophia James
Issues: Class Differences; Domestic Violence; Murder; Visual Impairment
Living in a gray world of silhouette, Lord Taris Wellingham conceals his fading eyesight from society. He has long protected himself from any intimate relationships. Plain twenty-eight-year-old Beatrice-Maude Bassingstoke does not expect to attract any man, especially not one as good-looking as her remote traveling companion.
Forced by a snowstorm to spend the night together, these two lonely people seek solace in each other’s arms. The passion they unleash surprises them both. Then a new day dawns…
One Unashamed Night is the second book in a family trilogy about the three Wellingham brothers, Asher, Taris and Cristo. Asher, the Duke of Carisbrook, appeared in High Seas to High Society, and I received many letters from fans who were fascinated by his younger brother, Taris, and wanted to read his story.
Well, here he is! Lord Taris Wellingham is an intensely private man, and one who keeps the world at bay in order to preserve his greatest secret.
Cristo’s book is yet to come. He has had only a vague mention so far, but as a spy for England in France he has his own demons and distance.
I’d like to dedicate this book to three wonderful women in my life: Pat Rendall, for her insight into the world of darkness; my mother, Jewell Kivell, for enthusiastically reading the first draft; and Linda Fildew, my fantastic editor, for her patience with and belief in all of my books.