“If you read only one debut this year,this is the one to read! Incredibly sexy . . .surprisingly sweet. I loved A Lady Awakened!”—New York Timesbestselling author
ewly widowed and desperate to pro-tect her estate and beloved servantsfrom her malevolent brother-in-law, Martha Russellconceives a daring plan. Or rather, a daring plan toconceive. After all, if she has an heir on the way, herfuture will be secured. Forsaking all she knows of propriety, Martha approaches her neighbor, a Londonexile with a wicked reputation, and offers a strictly busi-ness proposition: a month of illicit interludes . . . for a fee. TheophilusMirkwood ought to be insulted. Should beappalled. But how can he resist this siren in widow’s weeds, whose offer is simply too outrageously tempt-ing to decline? Determined she’ll get her money’s worth, Theo endeavors to awaken this shamefully neglected beauty to the pleasures of the esh—only to nd her dead set against taking any enjoyment inthe scandalous bargain. Surely she can’t resist himforever. But could a lady’s sweet surrender open theirhearts to the most unexpected arrival of all . . . love?