She can't allow his love for her to destroy him...
When Nicholas Spencer, Earl of Grayson, returns to claim the woman he loves, Lady Josephine Knightly isn't willing to forgive him for abandoning her six years ago. But neither can she resist the man he has become.
Two days after Josephine signs the marriage contract, she discovers a nasty secret that will destroy her family. The only way to protect them - to protect the only man she has ever loved - is to disappear...or die.
Nicholas won't make the same mistake twice and let Josephine Knightly go. She loves him. He felt it in their one kiss before he left and in the single kiss she allowed since his return. But she's doing everything in her power to sabotage the marriage, even before it's begun.
Nicholas doesn't care. If Hell is where he must live to have her, then she must stand by his side in the fire.