On the night
of the Weatherby masked ball, a bad decision results in a passionate, anonymous
encounter for Victoria Sloane. The ball has a reputation for being cursed, a
curse she has mocked. Within days, her secret rendezvous is exposed, her
husband is dead and she is carrying the child of an unknown lover.
say the death of her husband was a blessing not a curse, but that event is the
least of her problems especially once she realizes she shares a secret with the
honorable and determined solicitor.
Smythe-Wellesley is left to clean up the messy affairs of the deceased Earl of
Doncaster and his strangely vulnerable wife, Victoria. Hard to comprehend and determined
to protect the heritage of her unborn child, she challenges Joseph, who has
foolishly questioned her child’s paternity.
Joseph was at
the ball too, but he has put the night of strange, illicit passion behind him,
knowing he will never see the lovely creature again—whoever she was.