A mysterious figure haunts the moonlight moors of Kent: He is Ryder Tremayne, a man with a soul rumored to be as black as the devil himself. Tormented by secrets that have turned his would cold, he has sworn to avenge his past and protect his vulnerable eight-year-old ward.
Left penniless and alone by her fathers death, Lucy Grey has no choice but to accept a position as a governess. At the isolated Tremayne estate, she finds a sensual, brooding strangera man who needs a woman strong enough to melt into his embrace. Into a place of ghosts and shadows, Lucy has brought a radiant, healing light; and in Ryders heart of darkness, she ignites a passion that could destroy them or redeem them both