I'm looking for a Historical Romance. I haven't read the book, but I read the excerpt of it that was at the end of the previous book in the series. (so its not a stand alone or 1st book of a series).
What I remember is: The heroine is living in the country with a false name (Miss...something). The hero is her husband and he is a lord. They have been married for years but I think she ran away from him for some reason and has been in hiding. No one else knows of their marriage.
In the scene the heroine was going to a meeting/tea with another lady in the village and her husband is there. All through the meeting she is worrying that he will reveal her true identity to the lady. He sort of alludes to it and teases her. But he doesn't. Then we see the hero leaving the lady's house with one of his friends/brother (He came with his friend or brother. I cant remember which) I remember the friend (wanted to) flirted with his wife and outside the house the hero telling him not to flirt with his wife again. The hero is going to bring his wife back or win her over. Something about living like/ pretending to be a bachelor when he was actually married... I think they had to get married for convenient reason that I don't remember now.
I'm not sure if the book is out now but I think it is. Or if anyone could even remember if they have read such an excerpt???
I don't remember anything about the other book it was in dammit!
I've been looking for the author and its been driving me crazy!