England 1803: Lady Christina Beaumont, daughter to the Earl of Whickerton, is on a mission. A mission to protect her best friend from being forced into a marriage that would see her delicate heart broken and her sensibilities shocked. Deep in debt, Lord Hartmore agreed to marry his daughter to a scoundrel. A man who grew up far from London's high society.
With one glance, Christina can see that the only reason Mr. Sharpe intends to marry her friend is to gain entrance into London's high society...and she will raise hell before allowing that to happen. Unfortunately, Christina finds herself falling prey to another's plan before her own can fall into place.
Thorne Sharpe is a self-made man. A society match promises the necessary influence Thorne needs in order to make a difference, a difference for all those still struggling to survive each and every day. However, while the young lady he had his eye on appears to be kind and good-hearted-although somewhat fearful-Thorne finds his gaze linger upon her spirited friend instead, a siren with golden locks and eyes that shoot daggers at him at every occasion.
So, when opportunity presents itself, Thorne does not hesitate. He never has. And he won't start now.
He knows what he wants, and what he wants is...her.