Claimed by the Viscount
She must agree to be his, or her brother pays the price…
Sophia, the widowed Lady Pembrooke, has one mission for this season; to launch her younger sister into society successfully. Between balls, soirees, and musicales she's having almost as much fun as her sister. There's just one fly in the ointment; the rakish Viscount Thornton, who seems determined to tempt her into his bed.
But she didn't count on her brother not being able to stay away from the card tables and losing everything but the clothes on his back. Forced into an impossible situation, she'll do anything to avoid the scandal… even agree to the viscount's decadent proposal.
A month is long enough to get her out of his system. Surely…
Luke, Viscount Thornton, is known for his rakish ways and his love of widows. However, the beautiful Lady Pembrooke is not the kind to fall into his bed, mores the pity. When her arrogant pup of a brother challenges him at cards and loses everything, Luke sees a way to make the lady his at last. For a month at least…
However, the feeling she stirs in him is not what he expected. When forces plot to come between them, will he let her slip through his fingers, or will he fight for the woman he loves?