Prepare for a romp
through Elizabethan England, where finding love is written in the stars…
Comely, courageous Minerva “Min” Peabody, a poor but
passionate playwright, is determined to make her mark. Ill-fated to live in
Elizabethan England, when women—deemed the inferior sex—most assuredly did not
write plays, Min will prevail. With her finished play in hand, she implores
Roger Style, a local theater manager in London, to read it. Though desperate in
his own right due to a string of commercial failures, all Style sees before him
is a woman playwright, and he refuses to even look at her work.
On impulse, Min changes her story, claiming the play was
written by the man standing across the street, and secures the manager’s
agreement to review it. But her choice of surrogate, Robert “Blake” Blakewell,
promises to be a mixed blessing indeed. Blake, a handsome blue-eyed sea captain
with his own agenda, is a man with a mysterious past, a pair of breathtaking
shoulders, and an irresistible aura of intrigue. Though he agrees to her
outlandish proposal, she has to wonder, as she gets lost in his eyes, what in
the world she’s gotten herself into.
Blake’s own mission? To ferret out the cad in Roger
Style’s theater company responsible for getting his sister with child. And when
that objective threatens to derail Min’s nascent career, his dilemma is a
daunting one: protect either his family’s honor or the woman who’s slowly but
surely softening his heart and winning his love.
Funny, fast-paced, and with a deliciously dark edge, Her
Secret Desire speaks to any woman who’s ever had to fight for her dreams in
a world that just won’t take her seriously. Download and start listening now!