Once a daughter of the aristocracy, lovely Ghislaine "Gilly" de Lorgny lives for the destruction of Nicholas Blackthorne – the notorious rake she holds responsible for the cruel loss of her virtue, family and fortune. Now that the rogue has reentered her life, she seizes the opportunity to enact a poisonous revenge – but is abducted by the dashing villain before the deed can be done.
Held prisoner in a secluded hunting lodge, she steels herself to resist the sensuous punishment her captor has promised – only to be betrayed by a heart that aches with desire for the handsome, tormented blackguard. For only in her enemy's arms will Gilly know the exquisite passion that can heal all wounds . . . and the rapture of a love powerful enough to restore a fallen woman's honor and a scoundrel's nobility.