Nationally bestselling author Elizabeth Thornton returns with a wickedly tempting new tale of scandal, intrigue, and daring proposals. . . .From dueling at dawn to fighting at Waterloo, Jack Rigg, Earl of Raleigh, has seen his share of danger. But now he faces his greatest fear: wedlock by ambush. It began in Paris, when he rescued an alluring cardsharp named Aurora from a tavern brawl. In the safety of Jackyes'>#8217;s rooms they shared a passionate embrace. He never suspected their compromising encounter would change his life completely. . . .The idea that a poor vicaryes'>#8217;s daughter should marry Jack Rigg might be amusingyes'>#8211;if it werenyes'>#8217;t so imperative. When she last saw Jack, Ellie Hill was disguised as yes'>#8220;Aurora,yes'>#8221; indulging her gift for gaming. Now sheyes'>#8217;s in trouble with the lawyes'>#8211;and Jack is her alibi. She must hope heyes'>#8217;ll be more of a gentleman than he was to Aurora. But as they forge an unlikely and increasingly amorous alliance, someone with a deadly agenda wants to end their union before it begins.From the Paperback edition.