From Rita Award winner and New York Times bestselling author Liz Carlyle comes a spellbinding novel in which the ton's most charming ne'er-do-well meets his match in a most unexpected fashion and discovers the true meaning of desire... Frederica d'Avillez is sure she will never marry. She's had a disastrous London season, and now her longtime beau has thrown her over for a more eligible miss.
But if Freddie can't have a husband, she's hell-bent on experiencing at least one night of unforgettable passion.
Where better than in the arms of the dashing rogue Bentley "Hell-Bent" Rutledge?
So what if he's a rake, scoundrel, and all-round devil?
Scandal trails in Bentley's wake and fair maidens usually steer well clear of him -- and vice versa.
But when the opportunity presents itself, Bentley can't resist Freddie's exotic beauty.
When their wild, reckless passion has dire consequences, Bentley is forced to choose between honor and freedom. And Freddie soon realizes that Bentley's devil-may-care facade is just that -- for she has unwittingly unleashed his dark secrets...and secret desires.