I'm currently reading Samantha by Andrea Kane. This book is the second in the Barrett Family series and tells the story of Drake Barrett's younger sister who we met in My Heart's Desire. Like that book this publication celebrates the 25th anniversary of Samantha's first release and includes tidbits from the author about writing it all those years ago.
Samantha is now a young woman of 18 and is about to embark on her first London Season. Full of romantic ideals and lots of Gothic novels, Samantha is a young woman with exuberance who knows what she wants-and she wants Remington Worth, the Earl of Gresham. The Earl happens to be an undercover agent on a mission to discover why England's ships are disappearing. When Rem discovers that Samantha knows quite a bit about the shipping business, her brother after all owns Barrett Shipping, Rem becomes much more interested in her. How this interest will develop should be interesting as Samantha's chaperones include an elderly, deaf, and somewhat dotty aunt and her brother's valet who is more of an uncle to her and no stranger to danger and intrigue.