A man of honor. A lady of the night. A dream of everlasting love. Lovely, titian-haired Joan Flora Sommers was the talk of the ton, a woman shrouded in mystery and surrounded by whispers of scandal. She was sought after by the peers of London, but only one man could pierce her haughty reserve to touch her wild and willing heart. In his arms she had known the sweetness of surrender, the shattering fulfillment of physical passion. He was the man who had stolen her innocence, the man who had forged her strange destiny, but would he ever make her dreams of love come true?