Prim, plain, desperately virtuous Lady Mary Fairchild stared at the seductive gentleman and wondered -- did he remember the elements of the night they met? Surely not. In the ten years since, she had abandoned her youthful impetuousness and transformed herself into a housekeeper -- disguising her beauty beneath a servant's dour clothing determined to conquer the passions of the past.
But Sebastian Durant, Viscount Whitfield, did recognize her as a Fairchild, one of his family's bitter enemies. When he demanded her help recovering a stolen diary, she dared not refuse him. When he proposed they masquerade as a betrothed couple, loyalty forced her to agree. And when the restraint between them shattered and pleasure became an obsession, Mary had to trust a powerful man who could send her to the gallows ... or love her through eternity.
About the Author
Christina Dodd is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels have been translated into twelve languages, featured by Doubleday Book Club(r), recorded on books on tape for the blind, given Romance Writers of America s prestigious Golden Heart and RITA Awards, called the year s best by Library Journal, and, at the pinnacle of her illustrious career, used as a clue in the Los Angeles Times crossword puzzle. Christina Dodd lives in Washington with her husband and two dogs.