Lady Sophie, a self-avowed spinster, has been happy with her independence for many years...that is until Lord Benton-Black enters her world. Now she finds her nights haunted by this man who is determined to seduce her and make her his wife.
Dorothy gives an overview of the book:
His cruel hands held her down, pinning her to the feather mattress in her own bedchamber. Lady Sophie struggled with all her strength until she was completely tangled up in the flimsy material of her nightrail. In desperation, she choked on a sob. There was nothing she could do...nothing, but submit.
What a fate for the daughter of an earl! Though her father had never cared to spend more than a few moments a year in her presence, she had always had the protection of his name...but perhaps she not even had that any longer. He was gone now. He had died over a year ago, leaving her the London town house and her mother's jewels...neither of which could help her escape this nightmare.
His face was hidden in the shadows, yet she knew his identity without question. He was the same gentleman who had followed her across Hyde Park when she'd gone riding with Lord Griffon last Tuesday. His dark gaze had troubled the back of her neck until she'd turned and spotted him. There were other times she had caught him, lurking like a phantom, watching her as she flitted from one man's arm to another. His heavy brows always furrowed. His lips always pulled into a deep frown.
Was it a month ago now that he'd brashly entered her parlor during an at-home? She'd swiftly refused his advances and turned him out.
And now he had returned and was here...in her bed.
Dorothy McFalls (Dorothy St. James) lives on a quaint island in South Carolina with her wonderfully supportive husband and two kooky dogs. When not swimming in the ocean, she's hard at work on her next novel. She's published several Regency romances and has dipped her toes...