Sidonie Forsythe will do anything to keep her sister safe, even repaying her outrageous gambling debts to the infamous Jonas Merrick. She travels to sinister Castle Craven and confronts the beast in his lair, agreeing to spend seven nights in his bed. Badly scarred, Jonas considers himself a monster. He would even take an innocent’s virtue.
But Sidonie is not afraid of him, or the curse he carries. She is scared but courageous, innocent but curious. He longs to seduce her and destroy that innocence, but he cannot. The hardened outcast is a man with dark secrets and a heart that comes to life in her gentle hands. Even as the secrets, and their enemies, are exposed, their desire grows into an unrelenting passion. (FOREVER, Oct., 416 pp., $5.99)