by Anita Mills
About this title: Set amid the glittering decadence of Regency England, Anita Mills' new historical is a passionate tale of deceit and desire. Elise Rand, the only child of a wealthy merchant, convinces brilliant and ambitious barrister Patrick Hamilton to defend her father on a murder charge. But Patrick's kisses draw her into an emotional vortex.
From the back cover.
Lady of Shame
Beautiful Elise Rand had once been humiliated by her father's attmept to arrange a marriage for her with London's most brilliant and ambitious trial lawyer, Patrick Hamilton. Hamilton had wanted her, but as a mistress, not a wife. Now she was committed to a desperate act--giving her body to Hamilton if he would defend her father in a scandalous case of murder. The price could be her reputation, perhaps even her sanity. She never suspected it would be her heart.
But Patrick's kisses drew her into an emotional vortex that swirled her down into the depths of rapture, beyond the limits of reason, and into the outer reaches of sweet, searing desire. Soon he seemed to love her, too, whispering promises in the darkness. Did she dare to believe him or the chilling truths he told her about her father? Did she dare surrender the one small part of her that could still break away from his embrace? Torn beween the two men who shaped her world, Elise was caught up in a game of passion and power, where desire exacted an irrevocable choice...and bold, unexpected love went beyond any law.