Available December 21st
Emily, an orphan, dreams of a prince who will take her away from her cruel aunt and bring happiness into her life. Her dreams are shattered when her aunt makes arrangements for her to marry the duke. Instead of a prince, she will have a monster for a husband.
Elliot is a man known and feared in the village, who is rumored to have killed his first wife. There is little truth to the story that he doesn’t bother to dispel, because he’d rather be feared than pitied. He’s braced his heart against love, vowing never to love again.
Will Emily be able to overcome her fears and love the duke? Can Elliot let down his guard long enough to allow love for her to grow?
Publisher’s Note: This steamy historical romance contains elements of suspense and power exchange.