Lady Belinda Howell has set herself up as a mysterious dressmaker to the ton known as Madame Belle. Having run from her father after he tried to use her for his gains, Belinda needed to find a way to support herself. With the help of her best friend and the lady's godmother, Madame Belle was invented. Having resigned herself to a life of spinsterhood, she never counted on Lord Phillip Macpherson, the brother of her best friend, coming back into her life.
Phillip has gone to Madame Belle's to buy one of her creations to pay off a would be paramour. He didn't count on his instant attraction to the lady. Unable to convience her to marry him, he sets out to change her mind. But what happens when he learns that she is the friend of his sister's that he never stopped thinking about.
When Belinda's father comes back into her life, will Philip be able to protect the woman he has come to love?
I love that Belinda was able to get out from under her father's thumb and not have to succumb to his plans for her. She was able to find a family that treated her as she should be treated even though they were not blood related.
As with any good rake, when he finds the woman for him all others cease to exist. Phillip had found his match and had decided his course, even though Belinda didn't want to follow its path...
This is the second book that I have read by McAllan and I loved it as much as the first one. I can't wait to see what she comes up with next!