Rose's parents need money and essentially sell her to the highest bidder, who turns out to be a recluse who is known to have horrifying scars from the war.
Sebastian is determined to claim his husbandly rights, but he requires that she not be able to see his ugly face as he does so.
The two become closer, but he still can't quite trust her enough to show her what he looks like, until, one day, the choice is removed from him by accident. Will she run from him as others have in the past? Or has she fallen so in love with the man, himself, that his scars mean nothing.
Publisher's Note: This historical romance contains a theme of power exchange. If that is offensive to you, please do not read it.