Miss Harriet Mayne is clearly heading for dismal disaster during her first London season. Her clothes are frightful, her freckles unfortunate, and her riding in the park scandalously uninhibited. In short, she represents a challenge that the most self-assured of gentlemen and most notorious of rakes - Mr. Ferdinand Andrews - could not resist. Harriet is delighted to let Mr. Andrews help bring out her beauty and sharpen her social skills in order to make her the most perfect of young ladies and the toast of the town. Eagerly she gains expertise in dressing and dancing, not to mention in hitting the target in both archery and flirting. But she does not anticipate what might happen when her newly refined self catches the lustful eye of a lascivious old lord and dangerous young fortune hunter. Nor is she prepared for the desire to tempt her teacher into a giving her lessons in a very unladylike subject.
Used availability for Emily Johnson's Harriet's Beau
September 2008 : UK Hardback