"New York Times" bestselling author Liz Carlyle creates her darkest, most sensuous story yet, as a delectable but desperate governess runs headlong into the path of a notorious rake.
Women rarely refuse the wicked Earl of Hepplewood, whose daring exploits are only whispered about. But when his new governess answers his proposition with a slap, then stalks out, references in hand, Hepplewood finds more than his face is burning.
Isabella Aldridge has brains, bravado, and beauty but the latter is no use to a servant. Her circumstances are desperate, and with Hepplewood s words ringing in her ears, Isabella realizes she must barter her most marketable asset her body.
But when fate sends Isabella back into Hepplewood s arms, the earl must make an impossible choice draw Isabella down into his sensual darkness, or behave with honor for the first time in his life."