From Romance Writers of America’s® 2017 Golden Heart® winner and two-time 2019 Rita® finalist comes a story of friends, to lovers, to something much more…
Miss Imogen Duncan has had her London season, but her desperate shyness and reserved demeanor effectively destroyed any chance she might have had at making a match. A spinster now, having returned to London for her younger sister’s debut, Imogen resigns herself to playing the wallflower, believing her chances for excitement are well and truly past. But a case of mistaken identity and an unintended kiss brings an excitement into her life that she never dreamed of.
Burying his guilt from a decade-old tragedy beneath a life of debauchery, Caleb Masters, Marquess of Willbridge, is content enough to meet willing widows in dark gardens to numb the pain. But he is wholly unprepared when an innocent miss stumbles into his arms, turning his superficial world on its head.
Drawn to one another, an unexpected friendship begins to develop. But friendship soon turns to passion, and the situation between them takes an unexpected turn. Can Caleb convince Imogen to give him a chance – and to perhaps heal his soul in the process?