Release day: Tempting Mr Townsend
Today is the official release of Tempting Mr Townsend by Anna Campbell (The Dashing Widows Book 2) (ebook, self-published). Here’s the blurb:
Fenella, Lady Deerham, has rejoined society after five years of mourning her beloved husband’s death at Waterloo. Now she’s fêted as a diamond of the first water and London’s perfect lady. But beneath her exquisite exterior, this delicate blond beauty conceals depths of courage and passion nobody has ever suspected. When her son and his school friend go missing, she vows to find them whatever it takes. Including setting off alone in the middle of the night with high-handed bear of a man, Anthony Townsend. Will this tumultuous journey end in more tragedy? Or will the impetuous quest astonish this dashing widow with a breathtaking new love, and life with the last man she ever imagined?
And the Beast?
When Anthony Townsend bursts into Lady Deerham’s fashionable Mayfair mansion demanding the return of his orphaned nephew, the lovely widow’s beauty and spirit turn his world upside down. But surely such a refined and aristocratic creature will scorn a rough, self-made man’s courtship, even if that man is now one of the richest magnates in England. Especially after he’s made such a woeful first impression by barging into her house and accusing her of conniving with the runaways. But when Fenella insists on sharing the desperate search for the boys, fate offers Anthony a chance to play the hero and change her mind about him. Will reluctant proximity convince Fenella that perhaps Mr. Townsend isn’t so beastly after all? Or now that their charges are safe, will Anthony and Fenella remain forever opposites fighting their attraction?
Anna dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:
Do you like opposites attract stories? I have to say I love them. I enjoy the early clashes, the unwilling growth of attraction, and eventually the recognition that these two people aren’t quite as opposite as they originally thought. Tempting Mr Townsend, my second Dashing Widows novella, features refined society lady Fenella Deerham and rough diamond shipping magnate, Anthony Townsend. These two are thrown together when Anthony’s young nephew runs away from Eton with Fenella’s son. A desperate search for the boys starts out in acrimony—and ends up in matrimony! I hope that’s not too much of a spoiler. And of course, on the way, I had great fun with Anthony acting like a bear and Fenella proving that while she might be small, she’s got the heart of a lion. Hmm, bears and lions—a story about opposites!