My first read for the Regency Romance Reading Challenge (Austenprose.com), my choice is:
Desperate Measures (A Regency Short Story) by Candice Hern
Lydia Bettridge is in love, but the gentleman couldn’t possibly think of her that way. Lydia, her brother, and his friend come up with a plan to catch the unnamed gentleman’s attention. When the scheme goes awry, will she still be able to cause her heart’s desire to become jealous, or will she fail, leaving her miserable for all time?
If I had to choose one word to describe this short story, it would have to be “delicious.” If you enjoy unrequited love stories, this short story is one you should not miss!