After being turned down by the woman he loves at the end of the season, the wife hunt continues for Sheridan Cranfield. When Cecily Montgomery catches his eye, he knows that his feelings for her are far deeper than they could have ever been for the woman who broke his heart.
Winning her heart will not present a problem … conquering her body, however, will prove another challenge altogether.
A true gentlemen, Sheridan was taught that a man must treat his wife with the utmost respect in the bedchamber, and only slake his most salacious desires with his mistress. While he dreams day and night of the wicked things he wants to do to her, his reticence holds him back … resulting in a dissatisfied bedmate.
Cecily adores her husband, but wishes she knew how to draw him out of his shell. Beneath his polite and refined demeanor, she sees the true Sheridan—a man with the potential to utterly master her body and fulfill her every fantasy.
Enter Madame Petra, a skilled courtesan known by the ton for tutoring couples in how to please one another. With her help, can Cecily coax her husband into unleashing the seductive sexual being simmering just beneath the surface? Or will their monotonous bedroom life doom them to an amiable, but lackluster future?