A secret rebel…
Beautiful, spirited Lady Imogen Ridley is the toast of London’s glamorous season. Her blue-blooded admirers would be shocked to know that beneath her glittering veneer, she loathes society’s shallow snobberies. All she wants is to return to her gardening projects in the country.
Her reckless attempt to spark a scandal that will result in a quick trip home goes awry when she meets a handsome stranger in a dark gazebo. A string of forbidden trysts follow that fateful encounter, as immediate attraction soon turns to blazing passion. But Imogen has been promised to another, and her father is powerful and ruthless. He won’t tolerate any challenge to his ambitions for his daughter.
A man from a different world…
American Caleb Black finds himself at odds with England’s hidebound rules. Despite his wealth and brilliance as a landscape designer, he’s considered little better than a servant in status-obsessed Mayfair. So when he sets his sights on marrying the Earl of Deerforth’s lovely daughter, he knows he’s asking for trouble.
And trouble is exactly what he gets. Caleb needs to call on all his cleverness and determination to court his exquisite lady, let alone engineer a chance to make her his. With every secret meeting, every stolen caress, desire burns hotter, while danger and disgrace loom ever closer. Will this impossible love affair shatter the towering barriers of class and pedigree? Or will noble lineage, family duty, and centuries of tradition forever separate this man of the people from his aristocratic beloved?