Of all the dukes in England, Jered Marcus Benton, the Duke of Bradford, was the wealthiest, most handsome¯and most arrogant. And of all London's ladies, he wanted the tender obedience of only one¯Caroline Richmond. She was a ravishing beauty from Boston, with a mysterious past and a fiery spirit. Drawn to the powerful duke by his bold passion, Caroline vowed to tame his presumptuous airs and win his lasting love. But Bradford would bend to no woman¯until a deadly intrigue drew them slowly together. Now, united against a common enemy, they would surrender to the exquisite desire that smoldered between them...a desire born in danger, but destined to flame into love.