Threatened by a mysterious blackmailer, bluestocking Jane Delaney, in desperate need of money, agrees to a marriage of convenience with the new rakish Duke of Roxby and as passion flares between them, dangerous truths are exposed and hidden enemies prepare to strike.
This bluestocking would do almost anything to save her reputation and her grandfather’s legacy…even marry a scandalous duke.
No-nonsense Jane Delaney divides her time between her grandfather’s beloved bookstore and writing newspaper columns, determined to overcome a past that’s left her with scars on her face and in her heart. But when the store ends up in unexpected financial jeopardy and Jane’s secrets are threatened by a mysterious blackmailer, she finds herself in desperate need of money. All seems lost until a temptation like no other presents itself…
Christopher Marsden is the new rakish Duke of Roxby…and someone wants him dead. The problem is, he has no idea who or why. Following a vicious attack, he’s acquired a rare affliction where he can no longer recognize faces. But when he catches Miss Delaney attempting to steal a priceless book from his library, Christopher can tell her apart from the rest. Her scarred beauty stands out like a beacon, and he doesn’t want to let her go. So he offers her an outrageous proposal: the money she needs in exchange for a marriage of convenience and her help in catching his would-be killer.
As passion flares between the two unlikely newlyweds, dangerous truths are exposed and hidden enemies poise to strike. Can these two damaged souls survive long enough to find love?