This is book number 3 in the Second Sons series.
To ruin a man's life once takes a regrettable mistake. To do so twice takes a woman like Julianne Baxter.
Eleven months ago, Julianne's statement to the authorities wrongly implicated Patrick, the new Earl of Haversham, in his older brother's death. The chit is as much trouble as her red hair suggests, and just as captivating. Now she has impetuously tracked him to the wilds of Scotland, insisting that he return home to face a murder charge and save his family from ruin. A clandestine wedding may be the only way to save her reputation—and his neck from the hangman's noose.
Julianne has no objection to the match. More and more she's convinced of Patrick's innocence, though when it comes to igniting her passions, the man is all too guilty. And if they can only clear his name, a marriage made in haste could bring about the most extraordinary pleasure . . .
A veterinarian and infectious disease researcher by training, Jennifer McQuiston has always preferred reading romance to scientific textbooks. She resides in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, their two girls, and an odd assortment of pets, including the pony she promised her children if mommy ever got a book deal.
McQuiston secures her reputation for creating romantic, empathetic, and unique love stories. She truly touches readers with her characters’ compassion toward each other, as well as to a dog too adorable not to love. — RT Book Reviews (4 star review)
Jennifer McQuiston continues her series with this immensely appealing tale with a mystery that will keep readers off balance. Both hero and heroine are exquisitely rendered, warts and all. — ADC Magazine
Refreshing historical romance is a fantastic blend of traditional historical romance with unexpected plot twists and characters… I also had NO idea who the killer in this novel was. When the killer was finally revealed, I had to scrape my jaw off my Kindle so I could finish reading. — At the Corner of First and Romance
A delightful story of righting wrongs, even though it may be hard and finding that one person to love. McQuiston was magical, like always. Fantastic addition to the Avon collection. — The Brunette Librarian