(From the publisher):
Once the handsomest beau in England, Baron Lucius Daventry emerged from the horror of Waterloo with facial scars and an eye so sensitive to light that he must live a nocturnal life at his country estate, where his black mask and mysterious habits earn him the title "Lord Lucifer." When he learns his beloved grandfather is dying, Lucius vows to brighten the earl's last months by contracting a pretended engagement with Angela Lacewood, a beautiful but poor relation of their neighbors.
Frightened by Lord Daventry's sinister reputation, Angela is reluctant to accept his proposal, but agrees for the sake of her dear friend, the earl. Sparks of attraction soon ignite between Beauty and the Baron but Lucius refuses to let the soft-hearted Angela "throw herself away" on a wounded recluse like him. Even if it means using his pen to help another man win her heart.
Original title: Beauty and the Baron
Genre: Fiction→ Romance→ Historical→ Regency