Lord Jasper, younger son of a duke, suffered horrible burns
fighting in the Napoleonic Wars. He wears a mask to hide
his face from the stares and screams and finds comfort in
the shadows. Jasper is an exceptional bounty hunter, so
when a woman summons him to her deathbed and asks him to
find her runaway daughter before she passes away, he
doesn't refuse. Jasper is close to his quarry when he's
knifed by an assailant. Imagine his surprise when he
regains consciousness in the arms of the woman he seeks.
Except she's not at all what he expected.
Is not the only one with scars.
On a remote cliff on the sea, Olivia Carlisle calls her
five-year-old son in from an approaching storm. But the
little boy is more interested in the man he's found on the
trail to their hidden cottage. Olivia fears men and wants
nothing more than to leave the injured man where she found
him. But his knife wound is severe, and with the
approaching storm, she knows leaving him will condemn him
to death. As Jasper begins to heal, Olivia acknowledges her
attraction to him, even though such emotions terrify her
almost as much as returning to London. Jasper must convince
her that her only chance at safety is to challenge the man
who pursues her. They must travel into the lion's denâ€”he to
face his vulnerability and she to face her worst fears.