Beloved romance author Valerie King is known for her stories that capture Regency England in all its excitement and intrigue. Now, that era's gilded ballrooms and elegant boudoirs become the backdrop for the sensual tale of a woman haunted by desire and swept toward betrayal.
LADY JULIA VERDELL --
A strong-willed high society beauty, she must marry for money in order to save Hatherleigh Park, her family's beloved estate. Torn between the man she loves and the nobleman who offers for her hand, she is about to make a choice that may well destroy her life.
MAJOR EDWARD BLACKTHORN --
A dashing British officer, he is blinded by his desire for Julia, yet his dangerous undercover mission means he must lie to her, leave her, and perhaps lose her forever to the man he despises the most.
SIR PERRAN BLACKTHORN --
A deceptively charming lord, he has secretly driven the Verdell family to the brink of ruin. Now he intends to wreak the ultimate havoc: to marry the incomparable Julia – not for love – but for revenge.
From the Pomp and Scandal of London to the Battlefields of Waterloo, a Woman Finds Herself a Pawn of Cruel Ambition and a Prisoner of the Passion That Has Captured Her Heart.