CAN A MARRIAGE DEEPLY REGRETTED BY BOTH PARTIES EVER BE SAVED?
Despite his vow to remain a bachelor and sire no children, Octavius Rupert Henry Mayne, eighth earl of Lexden, wed Eleanor Dryden. Their physical connection was explosive—and brief. Regretting the marriage almost before the vow left his lips, Lex banished his new wife to the country.
Now, six years later, she must return. Lex needs her like he needs a backfiring rifle: her fiery temper, her flashing green eyes, the elemental attraction he's never been able to shake…and her desire to talk. However, in a bid to destroy an old enemy, Lex must have her help.
A countess in name only, Eleanor wants nothing to do with this farcical play Lex calls marriage. She will not be silent and compliant. She will not leave "her" son behind. Forced to confront a recalcitrant sister, interfering parents, and that devious enemy, Eleanor soon realizes her husband isn't quite the monster she thought. But one fateful mistake might cost them the chance at a marriage full of love and devotion.