A USA Today Bestseller
Crispin Flynn has been on a downward spiral ever since he lost the woman he loved and watched his brother forced into a life he never would have chosen. His response has been drinking and gambling his way to utter ruin, trying to forget all he’s lost and pushing away anyone who cares for him. One night, deep in his cups, he places a dangerous bet that results in him being forced to marry Gemma, the widow of the Earl of Laurelcross.
Gemma once had a passionate side, but has been suppressing it ever since her much older husband died during the act of making love. Now she finds herself the much unwanted wife of one of the biggest libertines in London and the subject of even more gossip than ever. All she wants to do is escape, even if Crispin is dangerously attractive.
Once they determine they cannot undo the marriage, the two begin a slow circling of each other, trying to determine how they will move forward. With their natures, they find passion to be easy, but can they overcome mistrust and secrets in order to turn the worst night of their lives into one of their best? Or are they bound to lose each other before their love can take root?
CW: Abuse, Alcoholism, Sexual Assault, Grief, Suicide
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"Gemma was a great heroine!!"
"Another fantastic book by an equally wonderful writer. This story was exciting, romantic and suspenseful."