Sue Green just wanted one night to be the pretty one. But a few glasses of champagne and one wild disguise later, she’s in some serious trouble. Who knew the devastatingly handsome face of Lord Holden Ellis would get in the way of her foot? And how exactly did all that high-kick dancing start in the first place? At least she blamed it on her new persona—Suzanna—so Society’s most eligible bachelor will never find out the truth.
All Holden wants is the truth. Who was that vixen who seduced him so thoroughly, then disappeared? The only one who seems to have any answers about Suzanna is Miss Sue Green. She’s promised to help him find his mystery woman, but she’s not being all that helpful. And the more time Holden spends with Sue—witty, pretty, and disarmingly honest—the more he realizes he may have found exactly what he’s been looking for all along…
1. What is the first book you remember reading by yourself as a child?
EM: I remember reading The Velveteen Rabbit when I was pretty young. What a sad book! It’s an amazing story but, wow…I sobbed. And now, as I’m thinking about the books I liked as a child, I’m noticing a whole woodland creature theme in my reading material…The Mouse and The Motorcycle, Bunnicula, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Adventures of Uncle Wiggly… I’m sure this has some kind of psychological reasoning, but let’s just attribute it to cute fluffiness.
2. What are you reading right now?
EM: I’m in the middle of Much Ado about Jack by Christy English and I’m about to start The Trouble with Honor by Julia London. There are so many great books out right now, I’m reading two at a time! I also had to take a reading break to complete my books on time, so I have some lost reading ground to make up for at the moment. Must. Read. Faster.
3. How does your garden grow?
EM: Not very well, if I can be honest on the subject. I love flowers. I wander through the nursery and sigh over all the beautiful colors unfolding at the first hint of spring. I carefully select the perfect plants and bring them home with me. I plant them and water them with love…and with real water. And then, I get busy for a few weeks, neglect them entirely, and bring them to the edge of death. The following weeks are spent bringing the poor plants back to life, before I become distracted and allow them to wilt once more. It’s a disturbing cycle that would continue on indefinitely with my flower beds only filled with my good intentions and shriveled plants if not for my husband’s heroic use of the sprinkler. He’s the sort that washes his riding mower on the weekends and goes to the home improvement store simply to browse the selection of landscaping power tools. So, my garden grows more in spite of me than due to my constant care. But, I do love looking at it!
4. What is the last thing you Googled?
EM: Which Skylander Giant is the tallest? It’s Tree Rex in case you were wondering. And in other news, I have a 6 year-old little boy who asks lots of questions. *grins* My Google history is filled with random questions about everything from superheroes to river otters with the occasional recipe and book research question thrown into the mix. How did we survive before Google? I’m not sure.
5. What makes you cringe?
EM: Men who wear flip-flops.
Thank you for hosting me on Bookhounds today! This is so much fun and I’m excited to be here celebrating the release of the 2nd book in The Tricks of the Ton series, Desperately Seeking Suzanna. Now, I have one question for you: what makes you cringe?