Award-winning author Jillian Hunter spins a captivating tale of sweet mystery, reckless temptation, and scandalous desire.
Adrian Ruxley may be a ruggedly charming rogue, but he's not a man to stand idly by while a lady is accosted--even at a wedding organized by the lady herself, Emma Boscastle, instructress in the social graces at her London academy for young gentlewomen. Adrian confronts the offender, a scuffle ensues, and now this smooth-talking heir is left to recuperate under Emma's very roof, delighted to see the deep concern in her lovely face. She has a charm no scoundrel can resist.
Emma is scandalized by her own behavior--seduced by a handsome stranger, indeed! How will she be able to hide her indiscretion from the perceptive Boscastle siblings? The divine passion that Adrian has unleashed, and the sensual delights he has shown her, have suddenly turned Emma's days at the fledgling academy into a display of impropriety and her nights into a velvet abyss of sensual abandon. But as their intimacy reveals Adrian's turbulent secrets, Emma is inspired to her most ambitious endeavor: redeeming a rake.