The Lords of Vice cut a swath through the bedrooms and ballrooms of England, but since his wife’s mysterious death, none is so feared as Gabriel Reign Housely, Earl of Raincourt.
A childhood accident left Lady Sophie Northam’s eyesight ruined. She cannot see the handsome, cynical man nearby; cannot know to whom she speaks. Yet she is drawn by his mocking tone and a sadness only she can discern. She plans to keep a distance between them, but he will not allow it.
Reign is stunned by his overwhelming attraction to Sophie, for a deadly love triangle between their parents has clouded their lives. The fates conspire to bring them together in marriage and though passions soar and love slowly grows, the past rears its ugly head in strange ways. (ST. MARTIN’S, Aug., 336 pp., $7.99)