Six long years have passed since Angela Sullivan set eyes on a man. Six years since the man she loved ruined her—and her parents banished her to Stanbrook Abbey, where she’s now preparing to take her vows of poverty, obedience, and chastity. But when the abbey takes in a handsome—if impudent—injured rogue, it will take divine intervention for Angela to quell her sinful thoughts.
If Lord Phillip were not in such pain from his riding accident, he would consider himself lucky to be staying in a building full of women. But his rakish reputation has preceded him. True, Phillip may not be his angelic twin brother, but as days become weeks, his thoughts of Angela grow nobler—even as Angela’s thoughts of him become less than holy. . . .
All of London is raving about the newly arrived American, Emilia Highhart. She has beauty, charm, wit, even a hint of the exotic. But unfortunately, grace is decidedly not one of her virtues. Staircases, doors, even floors have proven her enemies, often leaving Emilia prostrate and mortified in a pile of muslin. Nevertheless, at her first ball, her dance card soon fills with the names of highly suitable men. But Emilia’s eyes are on just one man—the one her aunt points out as the entirely unsuitable Lord Phillip.
In fact, he isn’t Lord Phillip. While Phillip, the heir, goes about spending his family’s funds, his identical twin Devon, the spare, must attend society functions as Lord Phillip—all because of a few blasted minutes’ age difference. Soon both twins are vying for Emilia. Under the not-so-watchful eye of Lady Palmerston, aunt and chaperone to the young lady, Emilia is unknowingly courted by two different men with the same face! But only one of them is the love of her life.