When Lady Jacinda unwraps a scandalous birthday gift, she’s sure the anonymous giver is playing a cruel joke. The Ladies Book of Pleasures may be responsible for one gossiped-about marriage, but for a lady ruined by a rogue and shunned by society, Jacinda knows she’s doomed to a lonely, loveless future. She’s made her peace with it. Or…at least she thought she did. But as she pages through the volume of passionate promises, she is observed by the wicked and dangerous Duke of Carnthorn—and now he is stalking her as a possible willing victim of his shocking preferences.
Jason, Earl of Northfield, is having none of it. Jacinda, keeper of his most painful secret, is a friend he will not abandon to a wolf like Carnthorn. As they embark on a pretend courtship—for her own protection, of course—their proper decorum meant to fool the public melts into wicked passion in the bedroom.
But even as real feelings begin to develop between them, Carnthorn is watching. He is not convinced. And he is determined to possess Jacinda, no matter whom he has to destroy…
"I really loved the trust and respect that exists between Jacinda and Jason and the romance between them is really sexy as a result."
"I loved Jacinda and Jason in this book."
"Jess Michaels has another winner! A fairytale love story to continue with this series. Passionate and well crafted erotic scenes are Michael's specialty!"