Antiquities expert Lady Alessandra della Giamatti arrives in Bath as part of a scientific team excavating a newly discovered Roman ruin. Lord James “Black Jack” Pierson, military hero and talented sketch artist, is also part of the team. He and Alessandra met before with disastrous results. Alessandra doesn’t understand her attraction to the scoundrel, but when a blackmailer threatens her daughter’s life she must turn to him for help.
Jack has no interest in the haughty, beautiful widow, but he’s not about to refuse a woman whose body speaks of desire. It is hard to trust one another, but mutual passion brings them close to realizing they must band together to save their country, their lives and their love from murderous villains. (FOREVER, Jun., 384 pp., $6.99)