“Masterly, scorchingly sensual…a feast for lovers of Regency historical romance!”
—Bestselling author Mary Jo Putney
“Jordan completely captivates with a powerful, sensual, exciting story and a dazzling, sexy romance that will leave you breathless.”
4½ stars, RT Top Pick
—Romantic Times BOOKclub
No woman could tame him . . . until he met his match.
With his reckless charm and lust for danger, Viscount Thorne is one of England’s most elusive bachelors—and member of a secret league of protectors known as the Guardians. To thwart his father’s matchmaking schemes, Thorne asks an alluring artist to pose as his betrothed.
Burned once by desire, Diana Sheridan swears off love. But to secure her cousin’s place in society, she agrees to Thorne’s charade. Then scandal brews, and Thorne insists on going through with the marriage. When Diana refuses, resisting his smoldering passion, the rakish lord wages a dazzling campaign of seduction.
Meanwhile, danger threatens their very lives. Yet Thorne realizes the greater danger is to his heart. For he never expected to get caught in a matrimonial snare of his own making—or imagined their pretense of a love match would become so tantalizingly real.