He’s inherited the title of rake. She hides behind her independence . . . Fate accepts the challenge.
Grace Beaumont has seen what love can do to a woman. Her mother sacrificed her life to produce the coveted son and heir. But at the age of 15, Grace finds solace in the freedom and power of her new status as lady of the house.
Christopher Roker, known as Kit to his friends, made a name for himself in the military. When a tragic accident heaves Kit into a role he never wanted or expected, his world collides with another type of duty. Needing an escape from his late brother’s memory and reputation, Kit visits the family estate for the summer. Lady Grace, a beauty visiting from a neighboring estate, becomes a welcome distraction. When the chance to return to the military becomes a valid possibility, the earl finds himself wavering between his old life and the lure of an exceptional—and unwilling—woman.