A desperate widow dares greatly…
Penniless since her husband’s demise and now ousted from her home by his indifferent heir, a young widow reaches her wits’ end—the end of her meager food stores, certainly. When her friend, a diamond of the demimonde, arranges a protector for Thea, she can do naught but agree. ’Tis that or starve.
But what happens when her previously passionless existence is challenged by the titled lord who now owns her favors? The brusque, rough-around-the-edges Marquis keeps to himself, is annoyingly silent, but kisses like a dream and Thea soon falls for the mysterious man she knows nothing about… Save for his generous nature, lusty sense of humor, and the grand accommodations he’s provided.
As to the man himself? Secrets abound and Thea fears she may have exchanged homelessness for heartbreak.