In New York Times
bestselling author Mary Balogh’s engaging and seductive novel filled with
drama and romance, a woman comfortable in her solitude allows temptation to
free her heart when a daring war hero shows her how truly extraordinary she is.
Muir, has seen her share of tragedy, especially since a freak accident took her
husband much too soon. Content in a quiet life with friends and family, the
young widow has no desire to marry again. But when Hugo, Lord Trentham, scoops
her up in his arms after a fall, she feels a sensation that both shocks and
Hugo never intends
to kiss Lady Muir, and frankly, he judges her to be a spoiled, frivolous—if
beautiful—aristocrat. He is a gentleman in name only: a soldier whose bravery
earned him a title; a merchant’s son who inherited his wealth. He is happiest
when working the land, but duty and title now demand that he find a wife. He
doesn’t wish to court Lady Muir, nor have any role in the society games her
kind thrives upon. Yet Hugo has never craved a woman more; Gwen’s guileless
manner, infectious laugh, and lovely face have ruined him for any other woman.
He wants her, but will she have him?
The hard, dour
ex-military officer who so gently carried Gwen to safety is a man who needs a
lesson in winning a woman’s heart. Despite her cautious nature, Gwen cannot
ignore the attraction. As their two vastly different worlds come together, both
will be challenged in unforeseen ways. But through courtship and seduction,
Gwen soon finds that with each kiss and every caress, she cannot resist Hugo’s devotion,
his desire, his love—and the promise of forever.
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