LORD OF ORANGE STARS
Segment 03 of The Elements Club
Outraged and baffled, the reserved Lord Casimin Blackwell finds his engagement to his fiancée in jeopardy by his wife of eight years--a wife that he had no idea existed. Not only is she enthusiastically passionate, she is an inventor with a love of sailing. How unfortunate that she is also half Hawaiian and half Swedish, and not at all the proper, reserved English wife he desires and needs for his career. How to rid himself of the lovely fraud who is bound to him in a farce involving trickery and deceit?
Alani Sefo Olofsson is a girl of the islands, but she is no gentle maiden. Raised in the fine art of swindling, she has learned to fight for what she wants, including hidden dreams. Ever since meeting Lord Casimin as a young girl, she has distantly loved the politically talented, astronomy-mad man. How dare British Society look down on her as unfit for his adoration and acceptance? An unshakable force, she is determined to win Casimin over to prove to all that love is color blind.
Through a maze of racial prejudices and cultural expectations, will Casimin and Alani find a star to guide them on their seductive quest?