SCANDALOUS LIES . . .
Colonel Roderick Fielding returns to England as a war hero with the title of earl, yet without a penny to his name. His family fortune stolen, he's prepared to wed an heiress…when one arrives conveniently on his doorstep.
A mistake brings beautiful Lady Christina Berringer to Fielding's door, and a fierce storm forces her to stay the night. But the London gossips leave her no choice but to marry immediately, or face disgrace. Headstrong and independent, she'll pursue her own goals, and keep her husband at bay…any way she can. Roderick has vowed to woo and win her-even as his heart aches with the scandalous tales she tells about herself. And while they lie to themselves and to each other, secret desires rage within…making them ready to explode in the passion of the moment…or surrender in the stillness of a night of love.