Neville Wyatt, Earl of Kilbourne, awaited his bride at the
altarâ€”when a ragged beggar woman raced down the aisle
instead. The cream of the ton saw him stare, shocked, then
declare that this was his wife! One night of passion was
all he remembered as he beheld Lily, the woman he'd wed,
loved, and lost on the battlefield in Portugal. Now he said
he'd honor his commitment to herâ€”regardless of the gulf
that lay between them.
Then Lily spoke her mind . . .
She said she wanted only to start a new lifeâ€”wanted only a
husband who truly loved her. She had to leave him to learn
how to meet his world on her terms. So Lily agreed to earn
her keep as his aunt's companion and study the genteel
arts. Soon she was the toast of the ton, every inch a
countess fit for the earl, who vowed to prove to his
remarkable wife that what he felt for her was far more than
desire, that what he wanted from her was much more
than . . . One Night for Love.