Lovely Lady Chloe Maitland was caught on the horns of a devilish dilemma. As a proper young country miss in the London marriage mart, she was duty bound to obey her dragon of a grandmama and give her hand to the aging Lord Twisdale, who had buried one young wife and now lusted to take an even younger one. But if Twisdale sent shivers down Chloes spine, Julian St. Aubyn made her shrink as from a flame. St. Aubyn was the most wicked rake in the realm, and Chloes innocence would be no match for his infamous expertise. Should Chloe sacrifice her happiness on the alter of duty or her virtue in the arms of a man who mocked all decency? She heard the response of her heart and knew how wrong it could be.