This is the sparkling fourth novel in the Regency romance Westcott series by bestselling author Mary Balogh.
Two years after the death of the Earl of Riverdale, his family has overcome the shame of being stripped of their titles and fortune--except for his onetime countess, Viola. With her children grown she is uncertain where to look for happiness--until quite by accident her path crosses once again with that of the Marquess of Dorchester, Marcel Lamarr. Marcel Lamarr has been a notorious womanizer since the death of his wife nearly twenty years earlier. Viola caught his eye when she herself was a young mother, but she evaded his seduction at the time. When the two run away together, they discover that the ties of respectability are not so easily severed, and pleasure can ensnare you when you least expect it…
“Mary Balogh sets the gold standard in historical romance.” JAYNE ANN KRENTZ