Did you enjoy Color Me Bad? You'll be glad to hear there's going to be a sequel! It's an angsty little gem of a novelette and I'm absurdly delighted with it. Here is the blurb!
Scandal has a long life, and Miss Anne Pym is running out of patience. Her cousin's shocking marriage to the Earl of Underwood's brother and their subsequent entrance into trade is still a burden Anne and her sister Evangeline must bear. Their own social standing is not enough to repair the damage, so Anne boldly seeks restitution from the earl himself, whom she holds partially responsible for the disaster.
To her shock, the earl not only agrees he's partly to blame, but offers to make Anne his countess. The title and the wealth that comes with it will help her mend the shattered reputation of her family -- and marriage will also provide Anne with the children she desperately wants. Simon needs an heir, and for that he needs a wife, and Anne's practicality and courage strike him as useful traits for a countess to have.
But marriage is a beginning rather than an ending, and Anne and Simon have much to learn about each other -- and about their pasts. Old hurts and new scandals alike threaten their burgeoning passion, even as Simon finds himself more and more eager to obey his strong-willed wife's every carnal command. When Anne's bitterest secret emerges, destroying their hopes for the future, Simon must learn whether or not he himself is enough for a lifetime of happiness -- and just how completely he is willing to submit.