Baron James Kilnworthy escaped to America in hopes of avoiding the fate that waited for him at home. But there are some things you can't outrun – like guilt. Even though he knows he wasn't responsible for what happened to his precious Belle, it doesn't ease his grief or heartache. The last thing he wanted or needed was a woman under his roof, but when he finds the beautiful Lilian Broussard fleeing into the night, he knows he has to help her.
Lilian may have been born poor, and sold to the infamous madam of New Orleans, Madame Giselle, but she knows she'd rather die than live that type of life. When the handsome Baron Kilknworthy swoops in to save her, she knows she'll do anything he asks, but falling in love with him hadn't been part of her plan. Can the wounded, broken man ever love her back? Or will Lilian be forced to leave the only man she's ever loved?
**NOTE: This novella has been recovered, expanded, and re-edited. It was originally released in 2014 under the same title. This title was originally book one in the Ladies of the Night series, but has been shifted to book two, and includes new scenes.