On a splendid August afternoon Susanna Osbourne is
introduced to the most handsome man she has ever seen...
and instantly feels the icy chill of recognition. Peter
Edgeworth, Viscount Whitleaf, is utterly charmingâ€”and
seemingly unaware that they have met before. With his
knowing smile and seductive gaze, Peter acts the rake; but
he stirs something in Susanna she has never felt before, a
yearning that both frightens and dazzles her. Instantly she
knows: this brash nobleman poses a threat to her
heart . . . and to the secrets she guards so desperately.
From the moment they meet, Peter is drawn to Susannaâ€™s
independence, dazzled by her sharp witâ€”he simply must have
her. But the more he pursues, the more Susanna
withdraws . . . until a sensual game of thrust-and-parry
culminates in a glorious afternoon of passion. Now more
determined than ever to keep her by his side, Peter begins
to suspect that a tragic history still haunts Susanna. And
as he moves closer to the truth, Peter is certain of one
thing: he will defy the mysteries of her past for a future
with this exquisite creatureâ€”all Susanna must do is trust
him with the most precious secret of all. . . .