She wasn't looking for love . . . Her beauty rivaled only by her sensibility, Venetia Lanyon is nearly resigned to spinsterhood, thanks to the enormous amount of responsibility she inherited with a Yorkshire estate, an invalid brother and the lackluster efforts of two wearisomely persistent suitors.
Then she meets her neighbor, the infamous Lord Dameral, a charming rake shunned by polite society -- exactly the type of man that a woman of quality should stay away from . . . He wasn't looking for redemption . .
. Though his scandalous past and deepest secrets give Venetia every reason to mistrust him, a rogue always gets what he wants.
Without warning, his demanding kiss threatens to become a bachelor's undoing . . . and a spinster's most passionate awakening.