Ondine Author:Shannon Drake A mysterious lady condemned to die, and the lord destined to save her... — Once she'd been a pampered lady. Then she became an innocent pawn in a terrible game of power and influence. Now, with a noose around her neck, Ondine was to hang before she had the chance to find the traitor who had been her noble father's killer... be... more »fore she had a chance to live.
Lord Chatham had been called a beast. His eyes hard as silver, his will as strong as steel. He had all the mistresses a man could want, but for his own secret purpose of revenge, he needed a wife. A quirk of fate brought him to the gallows, a flash of destiny made him claim the condemned Ondine as his bride.
Swept up in the intrigues of Charles II's opulent court, surrounded by enemies, neither Ondine nor Chatham expected to find a passion to quell a man's furies, fulfill a woman's deepest desires, and unite them -- body, heart, and soul.« less
I found this among my mother's shelves of paperbacks and was surprisingly impressed. The characters are well developed and their flaws make them frustrating and likable at the same time. The plot is unique and engaging. One of my favorite Shannon Drake/Heather Graham books, by far, and highly recommended.