Not yet wed, Lady Sophia Reynolds is still utterly and completely ruined. There is no other way to term her rather dire situation. Abducted by the man she thought was her one true love and forced to suffer at his hands, she knows that she will be shamed by Society if the truth is discovered. The best way to keep her secret? Find a husband. Quickly. The only problem is, how can she ever trust a man, any man, again?
Lord Lewis Blackmore, third son of the Marquess of Dunleighton, is currently in the employ of Bow Street and no woman's hero. He simply happened to be at the right place at the right time to save Lady Sophia from a lifetime in exile in Scotland. However, he never imagined that he would see her again until his job forces him to her family's doorstep. When he is spotted departing Reynolds House, tongues across London begin to wag, wondering if the dashing yet scarred former military man is truly courting Sophia.
Can Sophia turn the gossip surrounding her and Lewis to her advantage? Will Lewis agree to play the ardent suitor until the gossip subsides? If he does, will Sophia be able to resist his charms? Or is there more between them than a shared secret from a dark night several months before?