Beautiful Diana Sinclair can’t seem to land a husband, despite her best efforts. Her lack of a dowry isn’t helping. After Diana is jilted by her wealthy fiancé, her formidable mother, Lady Iverly, is running out of patience.
When Diana’s reputation is threatened after an indiscretion, she must marry in order to avoid a scandal. Her new husband is an Irishman named Declan Ralston. He is a former army officer and associate of that elite group of Wellington’s men known as the Cold Hearts.
Once wed, Diana still seems bent on destroying her good name--and Ralston’s in the process. When Ralston decides to take her in hand, Diana refuses to obey him. Her defiance infuriates Ralston, almost as much as her passions excite him. Driven to extremes, Ralston must protect Diana from her own reckless behavior, and the unseen enemy determined to destroy her.