“A vibrantly sensual novel — intensely robust and romantic.”
—The Romance Journal
“A marvelously seductive, passionate, and tad erotic tale that enthralls.”
4½ Stars, RT Top Pick
To escape marriage to a despised man twice her age, Lady Aurora Demming makes a scandalous arrangement with Nicholas Sabine, a dangerously handsome American facing execution for murder and piracy. She agrees to become his wife for one day…and one glorious, intoxicating night.
Widowed, Aurora returns to London society with Nicholas’s orphaned sister at her side to face a lifetime without love — until her “dead” husband returns, insisting that she honor their vows and haunting her dreams with promises of forbidden desire…