When Mary Smith’s corrupt, debt-ridden brother drags her to a seedy pub to sell her virtue to the highest bidder, Alasdair Thornham leaps to the rescue. Of course the marquess is far from perfect husband material. Although he is exceedingly handsome, with a perfect, strong body, chiseled jaw, and piercing green eyes, Alasdair is also too fond of opium, preferring delirium to reality. Still, he has come to Mary’s aid, and now she intends to return the favor. She will show him that he is not evil, just troubled.
Mary was a damsel in need of a hero, but Alasdair’s plan is shortsighted. He never foresaw her desire to save him from himself. Alasdair is quite at home in his private torment, until this angel proves that a heart still beats in his broken soul. The devil may have kept her from hell, but will Mary’s good intentions lead them back to the brink—or to heaven in each other’s arms?
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The inn looked just about as disreputable as the Lion’s Head. At least her betrothed was consistent. The innkeeper, who had a few more teeth than the last innkeeper, recognized Alasdair as Quality as soon as they entered the small main room, where a few other patrons were hunched over their ale.
“Needing a room are you, milord?” the man said, bowing so low Mary thought his nose might hit his knees.