Lord Percy Montague is the house guest who just won't leave. He is vain, entertaining, shallow, lascivious, and a lot of fun to have around. Which is why Lord Anthony Wodehouse is willing to let the man continue to stay. But the good liquor has been locked up, and the footmen have been warned.
Lieutenant Clarence Bond is the last man one would expect to find at a gentleman's house party. He is gruff, boorish, outspoken, clever, and everything Percy is not. As the son of a wealthy industrialist who purchased his commission, it's up to Clarence to improve his family's standing in the world. But so far, he isn't impressed with the nobility.
When Percy accidentally finds a lost child and ends up lauded as a hero—when his true purpose for being in the forest that morning was not so heroic—everyone in Yorkshire wants to celebrate him. Clarence isn't fooled for a moment, but he is so amused by Percy's attempt to play the hero that he goes along with the ruse…up to and including offering himself as a lover to give Percy the reward he truly deserves.
But what starts as a laugh turns into a chance for growth, true heroism, and deep love as both men discover they aren't quite the rakes they thought they were.
PLEASE BE ADVISED: Steam Level - Smokin' hot! This includes explicit scenes between male lovers, so if that isn't what you want to read, please feel free to pass on this book.