Against the scandal and seduction of Regency England, New
York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh introduces an
extraordinary familyâ€”the fiery, sensual Huxtables. Vanessa
is the second daughter, proud and daring, a young widow who
has her own reason for pursuing the most eligible bachelor
in London. One that has nothing to do with love. Or does it?
The arrival of Elliott Wallace, the
irresistibly eligible Viscount Lyngate, has thrown the
country village of Throckbridge into a tizzy. Desperate to
rescue her eldest sister from a loveless union, Vanessa
Huxtable Dew offers herself instead. In need of a wife,
Elliott takes the audacious widow up on her unconventional
proposal while he pursues an urgent mission of his own. But
a strange thing happens on the way to the wedding night.
Two strangers with absolutely nothing in common canâ€™t keep
their hands off each other. Now, as intrigue swirls around
a past secretâ€”one with a stunning connection to the
Huxtablesâ€”Elliott and Vanessa are uncovering the glorious
pleasures of the marriage bedâ€¦and discovering that when it
comes to wedded bliss, love canâ€™t be far behind.