Follow adventurer Alex Crenshaw from the ancient cities of Assyria to the fashionable soirées of London high society, where he'll have to face the greatest challenge of them all: his long-lost love...
"Romantic, witty, and slyly provocative,
The Devil's Return will curl your toes and make you sigh. I loved it!"
~ USA Today bestselling author Delilah Marvelle
Seven years ago Fran and Alex were very much in love. Yet because Alex was only a younger son, with no fortune nor prospects to speak of, Fran's family pressured her into breaking the engagement and marrying a rich, titled man instead. Bitterly disappointed, Alex left England for the New World.
Now he is back, more dangerous and more cynical than ever before. He has found fame and fortune as an adventurer, traveling the world from America to the Near East and writing about his travels for Allan's Miscellany. He has come to London to drum up interest for his friend Layard's excavations in the old Assyrian city of Nimrod and soon finds himself the darling of society.
Meanwhile, fate has been not so kind to Fran. After a disastrous marriage, which has left her with deep emotional and physical scars, she is widowed and lives in genteel poverty in a small cottage on her late husband's country estate. She has come to London to see her doctor.
By chance, Alex and Fran's paths cross again. They both have changed so much and they are still divided by past betrayals and past hurts. So surely there can be no second chance for their love...