Vanessa Was More than He Had Bargained For . . .
When the Viscount Peregren called Vanessa Whitmore an "antidote," he certainly hadn't meant for her to overhear him. He had simply been explaining that surely if she were a beauty, her fiancé would not have run away with his fiancée and made them both the laughingstock of the town. Of course, an argument ensued, and Vanessa was banished to the country until things "settled down."
But things did not settle down. Reginald Peregren (the Lord's younger brother) dispatched to find the errant lovers, was enlisted by Vanessa to keep her out of jail and to accompany her to France, where, she had received word, the two ex-lovers were hiding.
Mistakenly believing Reg was eloping with Vanessa, Lord Peregren followed in hot pursuit, only to find his ex-fiancée "increasing" without a husband. And with every new development, Vanessa outraged the viscount even more and unexpectedly conquered his heart in the process.
Harlequin Regency Romance - # 11