After claiming his title and fortune, Ian Wentworth prepares to marry and build a dynasty. He wants to banish the nightmare of being held captive for five years, drugged and chained to a dungeon wall by a group of women.
Independent 23-year-old widow Viola Bennington-Jones wants to forget her old life and raise her child. But then Ian re-enters her life, intent upon revenge. Though he wants to expose and imprison her, Ian discovers he is falling in love with her and plans to make her his mistress. He believes he knows everything, but she has a secret of her own that could shatter his world and destroy their newfound love. (AVON, Jul., 380 pp., $7.99)