DEVOTION Author:Katherine Sutcliffe The irresistible story of forbidden passion that could not be denied. — Trey Hawthorne, the Duke of Salterdon, had once been the most dashing, eligible bachelor in all of Northern England. But after being gravely wounded by a gang of thieves, and abandoned by his fiancee, he has become notoriously ill-tempered and has lost his will to live. — Mari... more »a Ashton, fleeing her abusive father, arrives at magnificent Thorn Rose manor to care for Trey. To his surprise, he finds himself aroused by the flaxen-haired young woman, who stays by him when others turn away. And Maria soon realizes how much she is growing to love Trey.
But after Maria has nursed Trey back to health, Trey's grandmother, the formidable Duchess of Salterdon, insists he marry his former fiancee, a young woman of suitably noble birth.
Between a nobleman like Trey and a servant such as Maria, marriage is forbidden. But passion, once ignited, respects no boundaries...« less