Callie realizes that she still has feelings for childhood sweetheart Trevelyan when he returns from France to care for his mother with a fortune and a secret scandalous past.
New York Times bestselling author Laura Kinsale brings Regency England to life in this beautiful historical romance that’s guaranteed to warm your heart.
Trevelyan de Monceaux and Lady Callista Taillefaire were childhood sweethearts with a taste for adventure, until the fateful day her father discovered them kissing in the carriage house and drove Trevelyan away in disgrace. Nine long, lonely years later, Trevelyan returns and Callie discovers that he can still make her blood race and fill her life with excitement. But he can’t give her the one thing she wants more than anything—himself.
During his years in exile, Trev made a fortune in the seedy world of prizefighting. He can’t stand the thought of Callie knowing the source of his wealth. However, Trev has a penchant for mischief that Callie finds irresistible, and soon they are involved in high jinks involving stolen livestock, barroom brawls, masquerading as Belgian nobility, and bringing complete chaos to the annual market fair—where they finally have the opportunity to finish what they started that fateful day long ago… And this time Callie is determined to show him that she doesn’t need perfect, she just needs him…