When her brother goes missing, Maia Woodmore and her sisters are forced to turn to their guardian, Dimitri, the Earl of Corvindale. Maia finds him arrogant and infuriating; he sees the Woodmores as an impediment to his plans to rescue Chas Woodmore and thwart an evil plan.
Though she should be looking forward to her wedding to her staid fiancé, Maia is drawn to Dimitri in ways she doesn’t understand. Even as he tries to squelch his desire for her, he is only pulled closer. As danger closes in, Dimitri realizes he must protect Maia from her enemies and from himself. Maia enters a world of grave danger and exquisite passion. She will face evil and overcome her fears to fight to prove that true love can break the most vile of curses. (MIRA, May, 300 pp., $14.95)