A marquess's sheltered only daughter, Lady Roberta St.
Giles falls in love with a man she glimpses across a
crowded ballroom: a duke, a chess player of consummate
skill, a notorious rake who shows no interest in marriage --
until he lays eyes on Roberta.
Yet the Earl of Gryffyn knows too well that the price
required to gain a coronet is often too high. Damon Reeve,
the earl, is determined to protect the exquisite Roberta
from chasing after the wrong destiny.
Can Damon entice her into a high-stakes game of his own,
even if his heart is likely to be lost in the venture?.