Cynster has a perfect life—one of enormous wealth and impeccable social status.
His lean handsomeness turns the heads of naïve debutantes, while his sensual allure
ensures he never lacks more sophisticated partners for a night of pleasure.
accepts that he must find a wife to achieve true contentment. Someone who will
spend her days as a member of one of England’s most influential families—and
her nights pursuing duties of a more private nature.
So, he discreetly begins his search at a
house party at Glossup Hall and is astonished that the lady who immediately
captures his interest in Portia Ashford. Simon has never considered Portia as a
potential wife, but a heated kiss abruptly alters the rules of their
decade-long interaction. As Simon and Portia begin to explore the depths of
their mutual passion, a shocking murder is committed, and it appears that the
next victim will be Portia herself. And even more shocking than the fact that a
murderer secretly walks among them is the realization that all of Simon’s
considerable strength and influence may not be enough to protect Portia—his
once and always perfect lover.
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