Lady Jemima Stanhope has a secret she cannot share, even with her husband. Especially with her husband. Because that husband is the incorrigible rake, Lord Northmere.
Northmere is the last man on earth Jemima wanted to marry, which is perfect. At least she knows he’ll leave her to investigate her brother’s death in peace.
Now, if only she could stop thinking about him. How can a man be so unbearable, and yet still charming, generous, and perilously romantic?
Ralph Morton, Baron Northmere, has secrets of his own. One of the most carefully hidden is that Lady Jemima has always entranced him. Now she is his – in name only. How can he nurture the marriage he wants when she is determined to keep him at arm’s length?
And if she discovers the truth about his family, will she ever return to his side?