Beautiful, flame-haired Mara Despenser hated the English under Oliver Cromwell, and she vowed to avenge Ireland and become msitress of Kulhaven Castle again. She would lure the castle's new master, the imfamousHadrian Ross, the bastard Earl of St. Aubyn, into marriage. But even with her lies and his lust, Mara was not prepared to find herself wed to a man whose iron will was matched by his irresistible good looks, and who turned her fiery anger into burning desire when he took her in his arms. Was he as evil as the world said? In a maze of danger, love, and intrigue, this brave beauty who thought she knew what she wanted discovered how much more there was to have.
One of Reding's Restoration Series triology. Excellent, as are all her stories. "Beautiful Mara Despenser hated the English under Oliver Cromwell, and she vowed to avenge Ireland by luring Kulhaven Castle's new master, the infamous Hadrian Ross, the bastard Earl of St. Aubyn, into marriage."