Devlin St. Just returns home war weary and haunted by demons. All he wants is to be left alone. But his responsibilities for his estate allow him little peace. Then an urchin and her guardian enter his life.
The orphaned Winnie draws Devlin out of despair. He takes her in hand and much to Emmaline Farnum’s shock, she obeys him. When Devlin suggests Winnie stay with him, Emma is torn, but when he suggests she move her baking business into his kitchen and also be governess to Winnie, she accepts. As Devlin and Emma become closer and their mutual desire erupts into a deep passion, the dark secrets of both their pasts threaten their newfound happiness. (SOURCEBOOKS, Jun., 448 pp., $6.99)