Romance Writers of America Favorite Book of The Year!
"An unprecedented SIX stars--" Affaire de Coeur Magazine
From renowned New York Times Bestselling Author Jill Barnett comes the remarkable love story that rocked the romance genre with its ingenous, unique, and heartwarming characters. Forced by circumstance into a marriage of convenience with one of England's most prestigious dukes, Joy McQuarrie hides a scandalous secret.
Alec Castlemaine, Duke of Belmore, one of the wealthiest and proudest lords in England, has been rejeced by the woman he believed to be the perfect wife--a beauty whose bloodline is flawless and whose family is scandal free. His plans for the future have gone up in smoke...until a chance encounter with an oddly intriguing young Scottish lass catapults Alec into a rash proposal and what he thinks will be a most convenient marriage. But his new wife has wedding night secrets to reveal, and soon Alec's reserved, staid, and proper life is anything but convenient....