"Realistically dark, emotionally intense, and richly sensual." ~Booklist
"One of the best historical romances I've read this year." ~The Romance Reader
Born in a tavern to an actress, all Scher Martin has ever wanted is respectability and a family of her own. Then Kit Frazier, the fourth son of a titled family, offers for her, and Scher seizes her chance.
But instead of family, Scher encounters ridicule, mockery and Kit's cousin, Viscount Blackstone.
Scher sets Blackstone's heart afire with a single glance. He knows what she wants… what she deserves. But his life is a sham from which he cannot escape, his wealth and newly acquired title built on a public lie undergirded by murders no one will admit happened.
Blackstone also knows Scher's heart beats only for him, and he belongs to another.