This HaBO comes from Katherine, who wants to identify this historical romance:
I’m looking for the name of a historical romance (Regency, I believe), in which the hero and heroine were arranged to be married at a young age.
They marry and he essentially disappears to London(?) – she eventually tracks him down there.
The only details I remember are that he wears an earring that she thinks is silly, he is a man of business, and has a business partner either from Africa or was formerly enslaved.
I don’t think it is very old. Perhaps Grace Burrowes? Julia Quinn? I’ve been searching my Kindle for 48 hours (I swear not every book I own ACTUALLY shows up), and I have the kind of brain that won’t let me read anything else with focus until I figure this out.
What kind of earring are we talking? Hoop? Stud? A statement piece?