Sneaking off to attend a scandalous weekly masquerade sounded like a brilliant idea. Unfortunately, disguised as Lady Peacock, Lady Dorothea "Dory" Tillsbury has done one of the worst things imaginable for a proper young lady. She's falling in love with the masquerade's host, a gentleman who doesn't even know her name and, worse, is completely unsuitable. He is also so far above her touch that there is no chance he will ever notice her.
The so-called "Lord Raven of Dionysus," Lord Jeremy Dunn has known Lady Dory's identity from the moment she walked into his club dressed like a harlot. He's also been completely enchanted by her and wants nothing more than to coax her into his bed, no matter how bad of an idea that might be.
One night, Jeremy makes Dory an offer she can't refuse – become his temporary mistress before she is forced to settle down into a loveless marriage with a man who ignores her. Will Dory make the proper decision or will she follow her heart straight into Jeremy's bed? More importantly, can these two star-crossed lovers be together outside the mysterious midnight world of the masquerade or is their affair doomed to end in the harsh light of day?
This 104,400 word novel is written in the modern, Regency romance style for a slightly hotter and sexier read. It may not be appropriate for younger audiences.