The Gambler's Daughter. Kate Winstead's noble father had been destroyed by his weakness for gambling. Now Kate was taking a gamble that would have made her father blanch. She was giving her hand in marriage to a man she barely knew and going to live in a foreign land. Her husband, Count Alexei Volsky, was as mysterious as he was masterful, yet strangely cold even at the burning peak of passion. What secret did he and his ravishing sister conceal on his vast estate deep in Russia? And would Kate dare turn for help to Bell Townsend, London's most notorious rake who had fled from scandal at home to pursue his desires abroad? Kate was torn between a husband she did not trust and a libertine lord who made her doubt herself. It was a game of danger and desire--the stakes were shockingly high, the key cards were hidden, and love held the final startling trump.