“Unusually complex, and delightfully so… [this] romance will win over historical fiction readers from all corners.” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))
“Lushly written… A romance that Kathleen Woodiwiss herself would be proud to have written.” (Booklist (starred review))
“Classic sweeping romance reminiscent of Beauty and the Beast.” (RT Book Reviews (top pick))
“In its sensuality and brilliant evocation of history, this book is extraordinary and powerful.” (Thavolia Glymph, author of Out of the House of Bondage)
From the Back Cover
Katharine Ashe continues her lush and sensual Devil’s Duke series with a sweeping story of unbreakable love
Six years ago, when Lady Amarantha Vale was an innocent in a foreign land and Gabriel Hume was a young naval officer, they met . . . and played with fire.
Now Gabriel is the dark lord known to society as the Devil’s Duke, a notorious recluse hidden away in a castle in the Highlands. Only Amarantha knows the truth about him, and she won’t be intimidated. He is the one man who can give her the answers she needs. But Gabriel cannot let her learn his darkest secret.
So begins a game of wit and desire that proves seduction is more satisfying—and much more wicked—the second time around . . .