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Charity Barlow wished to marry for love. The rakish Lord Robert wishes
only to tuck her away in the country once an heir is produced.
country-bred girl, Charity Barlow suddenly finds herself married to a
marquess, an aloof stranger determined to keep his thoughts and feelings
to himself. She and Lord Robert have been forced by circumstances to
marry, and she feels sure she is not the woman he would have selected
given a choice.
The Marquess of St. Malin makes it plain to her
that their marriage is merely for the procreation of an heir, and once
that is achieved, he intends to continue living the life he enjoyed
before he met her.
While he takes up his life in London once
more, Charity is left to wander the echoing corridors of St. Malin
House, when she isn’t thrown into the midst of the mocking Haute Ton.
is not at all sure she likes her new social equals, as they live by
their own rules, which seem rather shocking. She’s not at all sure she
likes her new husband either, except for his striking appearance and the
dark desire in his eyes when he looks at her, which sends her pulses
Lord Robert is a rake and does not deserve her love, but neither does she wish to live alone.
he be suffering from a sad past? Seeking to uncover it, Charity
attempts to heal the wound to his heart, only to make things worse
Will he ever love her?