In order to inherit and restore his family’s lands, Sebastian Sullivan must wed a fallen woman, but the only woman of such ill repute that Sebastian knows is the one who betrayed him, Lady Serena Grantley.
Following her mother’s death Serena was placed in the care of her wastrel gambler stepfather, General Heyward. He used her to captivate men and draw them to the gaming tables. She was forced to cast Sebastian out of her life. After several years on the Continent Serena and the general return to set up a gambling club in London. It is Sebastian’s chance to gain his inheritance and Serena’s opportunity to reclaim her lost love. Then Serena learns she is to be “sold” to a horrid earl as his mistress. She must get away. She turns to Sebastian for help. Gambling on love is the most difficult thing either Serena or Sebastian have done, but it could be the key to happiness. (POCKET, Jul., 380 pp., $7.99)