The Defiant One


eBook, May, 2012
Setting: England, 1777

Blessed — or perhaps cursed — with a fiery temper, a strong will, and a blatant disregard for his brother’s wishes, Andrew’s only desire was to be left alone.

But after being caught in a compromising position with tempting Lady Celsiana Blake, the defiant Lord Andrew is forced into marriage. This solitary man knows he has been duped by his brother, for Andrew would never have taken the lady into his private chambers if it hadn’t been for the Duke of Blackheath’s machinations. After all, the reluctant groom’s sudden, unbidden desire for the woman who would be his bride could only be called a mere chemical reaction — or was it something more?

Celsie can’t account for her shameless behavior with the brilliant but brooding lord she was to wed. So how was she supposed to act now that she was sharing her life with him? There is only one thing a new wife on the verge of falling in love can do — try to win her husband’s wary heart.

Praise for The Defiant One:

The Defiant One, Andrew de Montforte, may have a temper, but his love of animals and the woman in his life turn him into a man to cherish… This laugh-out-loud read is a special treat for animal lovers, who who will fall in love, not only with the humans in the story, but their unforgettable pets as well. Ms. Harmon’s sensual hero and charming heroine will sweep into your heart!” Romantic Times.

Romantic Times Magazine gave its hero Lord Andrew the prestigious K.I.S.S. Award!

“I thoroughly enjoyed The Defiant One… Danelle is a writer you can trust to deliver great stories time
after time! My only regret is that I didn’t read it with my oven mitts on! Witty and wonderful… a fresh and enchanting story with provocative love scenes and intelligent, passionate characters. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. I am awed and delighted by Danelle Harmon’s talent!” NY Times Best-selling author Lisa Kleypas.

“Perfect summer reading — a delightful romp!” Jeri Cerutti, The Romance Journal.