One summer night, Edward Alcott gives in to temptation and
kisses Lady Julia Kenney in a dark garden. However, the
passion she stirs within him is best left in the shadows as
she weds his twin, the Earl of Greyling. But when tragedy
strikes, to honor the vow he makes to his dying brother,
Edward must pretend to be Greyling until the countess
delivers her babe.
After her husband returns from a
two-month sojourn, Julia finds him changed. Bolder, more
daring, and more wickedâ€”even if he does limit their
encounters to kisses. With each passing day, she falls more
deeply in love.
For Edward the embers of desire
sparked on that long-ago night are quickly rekindled. He
yearns to be her husband in truth. But if she discovers his
ruse, she will despise himâ€”and English law prevents him from
marrying his brotherâ€™s widow. Yet he must dare to risk
everything and reveal his secrets if he is to truly take all.