Friday, April 17, 2009


Title: Impoverished Miss, Convenient Wife

Author: Michelle Styles

Line: Mills and Boon Historical Romance

Release Date: April 2009

The S-Factor: Simmering

Back Blurb:

His unexpected bride…

Wealthy landowner Simon Clare shuns Northumbrian society. With his son gravely ill, the last thing Simon needs is an interfering woman assuming command of his household and nursing young Robert – no matter how sensuous her figure, or how tempting her luscious lips.

Phoebe Benedict knows what it is to struggle, and finds herself drawn to the badly scarred recluse. Despite his tough exterior, she knows that Simon is a father who yearns for his son to recover – and a man who misses the tender embrace of a woman…


Michelle Styles' latest, Impoverished Miss, Convenient Wife is a superb Regency re-telling of Beauty and the Beast which will just leave you breathless. A sensational tale of second chances, triumphing against adversary and everlasting love, this emotional historical is not to be missed.

Wealthy landowner Simon Clare had become a recluse after an accident left him scarred and unable to walk properly. Locking himself away in his manor, Simon had refused to see anyone and instead chooses to spend his time unleashing all of his temper on his ever-changing staff, whilst willing his son Robert to get better. Simon, however, is useless as a nurse and he needs his sister, Diana, to return to Northumberland in order for her to look after Robert. But Diana is unable to come and sends in her stead her husband's second cousin, Phoebe Benedict.

Simon is aghast that his sister has sent a harpy to look after his son. Simon cannot believe that a mere slip of a girl like Phoebe could possibly know the first thing about nursing children. But Simon is soon surprised by this strong, feisty and enigmatic young woman. Although he'd first dismissed her capabilities, Simon soon finds himself seeing his son's nurse in a new light. But with his limp and scarred face, would a woman like Phoebe ever consent to being his wife?

Michelle Styles' latest is a beautifully-told, wonderfully written and utterly absorbing historical Regency that I defy anyone to put down once they've read the first page. Imbued with so much style, emotion, humour, charm and intense romance, Impoverished Miss, Convenient Wife is outstanding historical romantic fiction at its best!

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