In a spellbinding tale that sweeps from a rugged Greek island to the scandal and intrigue of Regency England, bestselling author Katherine Kingsley gives us a man haunted by the past, a woman without a future--and a seduction that begins amid the howling winds of a storm-tossed sea.
Grown to womanhood on the lush Greek island of Corfu, Callista Melbourne reluctantly sails to England to honor part of her father’s dying wish, but is also determined to defy his final request and escape the dreaded fate of an arranged marriage. Before she reaches the shores of England a fierce storm blows her from the deck of the ship and into the sea to face seemingly certain death. Yet here she was now, ensconced in a bedroom in Stanton Abbey, staring into the eyes of a mesmerizing stranger--without the slightest idea of where he’d come from…or of who she was.
To Adam Carlyle, Fifth Marquess of Vale, she was the most captivating creature he had ever pulled from the sea. She called herself Calliope, but he soon uncovered her true identity. To save her from marrying a scheming fortune hunter, the widowed nobleman broke his own sacred vow never to risk his heart again. But how could he protect his new bride from the dangers of his own past…or himself from a scandalous passion that would tempt him to risk everything to answer the call of Callie’s love?