Coraline Graham survived losing her parents, being raised in an orphanage, and adopted by the aunt and uncle who despise her. Nothing could break her or improve her bad behavior. Weary of Cora’s conduct, the family cut her loose, placing Cora in the temporary custody of Theodore Pierce, the Earl of Hawtrey, who agrees to act as her guardian.

Just as Cora begins to adjust to her new situation and the earl’s strict discipline, Lord Hawtrey disappears. When he finally returns, she is relieved and yet puzzled. There’s something different about the earl. Cora finds herself responding to his care and his discipline but is shocked when she learns that the gentleman pretending to be her guardian is really his twin brother, Major Alastair Pierce. How can both men stir her emotions and incite her desires?

When a treacherous plot is revealed, Cora finds herself in danger. Will the earl and the major rescue her, or have they washed their hands of her wickedness forever?

This is book two in the Deceit and Desire Series but can be enjoyed as a standalone.

Publisher’s Note: This adult romance contains elements of mystery, suspense, power exchange, ménage, and sensual scenes. If any of these offend you, please do not purchase.