After a cold and cruel Victorian marriage, Lady Miriam Rothbury is determined to turn her mind to good works with London's fallen women. But when a fleeting brush with a handsome stranger at the scandalous Velvet Basement and a broken carriage combine, they create an invitation to sin. Surrendering once to a tempting rogue could be forgiven, but what happens when this dangerous game promises to extend beyond one unforgettable encounter to a passion that threatens the very foundation of her world?
At first, Max, Lord Maxwell Worthington, is amused that this lovely visitor to the decadent Velvet Basement mistakes him for a lowly mechanic. And when the veiled beauty welcomes his help and then invites his caresses, he's delighted to explore the attraction sparking between them. But the flammable seduction turns world-shaking when the veil lifts and he discovers the irresistible woman who has always haunted his dreams. Is this his chance to transform those searing desires into breathtaking reality? Or will revealing his true identity push Miriam far out of reach forever?
PASSION CAN ONLY GO SO FAR TO PAVE THE WAY FOR LOVE, AFTER THAT, THE HEART MUST NAVIGATE THROUGH THE SHADOWS ALONE.
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Powerful feelings come to play in Elsa Holland's beautifully written novel The Veiled Heart, part of her Velvet Basement series. Characters who are physically attractive but soul tarnished rise to overcome their past in this sensual and moving tale of misconceptions, betrayal and ultimately love. Scrupulously researched, this author sensitively depicts difficult events through kindness and understanding in her prose. The tender and intuitive interaction between the hero and heroine are sure to stir your heart and produce a few tears in this thought provoking story that proves that in the wake of bodily and emotional devastation love can be found and cherished.