In this follow-up to "The Improper Wife," Perkins presents a heartwrenching story of duty and desire in this Regency romance about a couple who agree to a marriage of convenience and who ultimately fall in love.
The Wife . . .
I, Emma Chambers, have only myself to blame. To avoid an unwanted marriage, I agreed to be wed in name only to Spencer Keenan, a dashing, devilishly handsome soldier. But he fled to war and adventure, leaving me to care for his crumbling estate. Now my so-called husband is home. And however attentive his behavior, I will not be fooled twice.
The Husband . . .
I, Spencer Keenan, cannot believe it. The timid girl I married is now a beautiful, captivating woman who has kept her part of our marriage bargain through the most trying of circumstances. Worse, she believes I ignored her pleas for help. But I intend to set things right, not only because it is my duty, but because Emma's fiery spirit is seducing me in ways I never thought possible. More than anything, I long to take her to my bed tonight - and make her heart mine forever.