A woman who has never known desire …..And the man who has always wanted her…
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.
"Miriam and Lord Worthington are unconventional characters, and this sets the book apart, as they are superbly written and feel very real. Their relationship will have readers' hearts fluttering, and pining for the next book in the series." ~ RTBookReviews
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: I really value all the reviews and feedback I get, thank you so much!! A couple of my readers have found some details about Miriam’s cruel marriage a bit sensitive. If areas of marital abuse are a trigger please know there are some backstory elements you may be sensitive to.
I have a very soft spot for Miriam and Max’s journey to win love and heal a dark past. For me it's a bit of a Sleeping Beauty tale. Max does very well to fight through the brambles and Miriam's awakening is one to a world of love and empowerment to follow her own dreams. I hope you enjoy it too. Elsa
About the Author
She lives with her Viking-stock husband and her follow-you-everywhere dog, in semi-tropical Queensland, Australia.