The rumors of her scandalous behavior have made Lady Caroline Rider a pariah. Her husband has kicked her out and society has abandoned her. Infamous rogue Sebastian Conway, Marquis of Ardhallow, should ignore the woman in an opium stupor in an infamous gambling hell, but when he recognizes Caro he lifts her into his arms and whisks her off to his country estate.
Caro is shocked to awaken in Sebastian’s home. Though she wants to refuse his help she cannot ignore the lure of safety and the desire she feels for him. Sebastian realizes Caro was falsely accused of adultery by her abusive husband. He is determined to give her what she needs: respect, love and passion. But their scandalous liaison doesn’t go unnoticed, and their love cannot protect them from notoriety. Together they face the past and society’s censure, and bravely defy convention to find happiness. (HARLEQUIN, Nov., 288 pp., $6.50)