Darleston was beautiful. Not in a dandified fashionable sort of way, but in a beastly way…
Any woman with a modicum of sense would be a fool to fall for him.
Emma is the respectable wife of Lyle Langley, and is shocked when she realises she attracted to one of her father’s guests at the family estate.
Robert, Lord Darleston is like no other man she’s ever met. He’s flamboyant, charming and terrifies her as much as he arouses her. Nor is Emma the only person caught under his spell…
Forced into an arranged marriage, Lord Robert Darleston has a reputation as a rake. His bitter, scheming wife’s rumormongering drives him from London into the heart of the English countryside. Here, fate unexpectedly reunites Darleston with his former lover, Lyle Langley.
Torn apart by the intervention of their families, the primary barrier to their reunion is now Lyle’s wife, Emma. A woman Darleston is fascinated by and has no wish to disrespect. All seems hopeless until Lyle admits his marriage to Emma is unconsummated. And both husband and wife only have eyes for one man: Lord Robert Darleston. Who proposes a plan: if he can win Emma over, then maybe they can all find happiness together. Old ghosts, a jealous wife, and an outraged father stand in his way.
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This is one of my favorite books in that the story is so well written and intriguing that I have reread all and then parts of it several times. The love between Robert and Lyle has remained strong even over a period of separation. Bring into this mix Emma, Lyle's wife, who does not wish to be touched by anyone and the book gets interesting. This book is the best of the best. After reading this one I have read several other books by Ms Ellis but this one remains my favorite.