Rescuing a thieving beauty from the prospect of prison, the Duke of Norfolk has taken on the role of Headmaster for a School for Wayward Women under the guise of reforming the waif into a lady of society. Will it be she who is reformed, or will it be he who is changed in the process?
Will the thief steal the Duke’s heart as well?
Ettie Beaumont lived a simple life with her family, living comfortably from their modestly successful laundering business. However, when her parents tragically died, she struggled on her own losing everything, forced to beg and steal on the streets of Carlton in Yorkshire England.
As fate would have it, stealing an apple from a vendor at the fair placed her in the care–and hands–of a wealthy headmaster, changing her life forever.
Charles William Ellingsford, the Duke of Norfolk was on holiday at his summer home, Carlton Towers. Defending a tattered waif at the fair, he intervened with the Magistrate, rescuing her from prison for thievery. He assumed the identity of Headmaster William for the newly established School for Wayward Women. The Duke assured Ettie and the Magistrate he’d reform her into a respectable lady of society.
Will it be she who is reformed? Or will he be the one who is changed in the process? Will the Duke find more than a thief in Miss Henrietta?
NOTE: This book was part of the Undercover Heroes Anthology for the summer of 2017. It has NOT been expanded.
Publisher’s Warning: This steamy romance is intended for mature readers. 18 and over only!
This novella contains the following themes or activities: pervasive M/s, intense and explicit sex, spanking, anal play, humiliation, objectification, and other acts of (very) unequal power dynamics. If any of these might be offensive to you, please do not buy or read this book.