Colto, a young hero, returns from fighting in the Napoleonic wars to his father’s death and new title. His father had signed a betrothal agreement for Lady Adrianna and his son. Adriana feels rejected by the man she loves until his passion for her cannot be denied.
Descriptive prose with lots of detail. Characters are well-rounded. Rated R for steamy romance. Reminiscent of older romances with different language. 2003, 486 pages.