Keeping her scheming cousin away from her and her inheritance requires drastic measures. Pretending to be mad—in a harmless sort of way—works well. Until she meets Hawk Martin. When her cousin demands that she marry Hawk, she assumes the handsome architect is an accomplice in the plot—not a dashing and charming protector. Despite Lora’s resolve to keep her new husband at a distance, his comfort and tender touch make her yearn for a true marriage and lasting love.
Hawk Martin . . .
A self-made man, he never dreamed he would marry the daughter of an earl, even one who might or might not be slightly unhinged. But he is determined to keep her safe. If they outwit her nefarious cousin, will this new life—and his heart—be shattered when she learns of his past? Or can an orphan from the slums of London find enduring love with a lady of quality?