Love begets madness. Viscount Locksley watched it happen to his father after his cherished wife’s death. But when his sire arranges to marry flame-haired fortune hunter Portia Gadstone, Locke is compelled to take drastic measures to stop the stunning beauty from taking advantage of the marquess. A marriage of mutual pleasure could be convenient, indeed . . . as long as inconvenient feelings don’t interfere.
Desperation forced Portia to agree to marry a madman. The arrangement will offer the protection she needs. Or so she believes until the marquess’s distractingly handsome son peruses the fine print . . .and takes his father’s place!
Now the sedate—and, more importantly, secure—union Portia planned has been tossed in favor of one simmering with wicked temptation and potential heartbreak. Because as she begins to fall for her devilishly seductive husband, her dark secrets surface and threaten to ruin them both—unless Locke is willing to risk all and open his heart to love.
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Locke glided his fingers down Portia’s arms, all the way to her fingertips, before going back up. I like your arms bared,” he said, his voice low, feral, deep. Don’t wear gloves in the future.”
Following dinner, she hadn’t put them back on. As much as she wanted to, she couldn’t quite regret it at that moment. It would be improper.”
A corner of his mouth hitched up, his eyes darkened. Before this night is done, you’ll learn that I enjoy a good many improper things. Turn around.”