Too tall, too big, too old, and endowed with an abundance of freckles and fiery red hair, Honoria knows it is only her title and fortune that are attracting her current suitors. But when James Marbury appears on the scene with marriage on his mind, he dredges up memories of a scandalous interlude and a wrenching betrayal that suddenly throw Honoria's well-ordered life into chaos.
From the back cover:
He vowed she would marry him...
Years ago, Honoria Pyne was forced to make a devil's bargain with a mysterious rogue. Now one of the ton's greatest heiresses, her world is shattered when the devil comes to claim his prize. Though she longs to scorn James Marbury, her body remembers too well his searing touch, and the seductive whisper of his voice spurs memories of one passion-filled night--when captor became willing captive, and prisoner became glorious accomplice..when he was all she desired.
Once he'd owned Honoria body and soul, but his need for her was so great that he abandoned a lifetime of dreams for the chance to share with her the delights of desire. Now, restored to his rightful place as heir to an English title, James has returned to London to make amends and to marry his untouchable beauty--whether she wants him or not. Only Honoria is no longer his prisoner...and she had sworn to hate him forever.
But some promises are made to be broken.