Provocative tale of a gentleman with a secret ... and the independent lady he is determined to win in the ultimate game of love. For Brand Hamilton, it's a challenge most men would avoid at all costs: to seduce the ravishing, reluctant Lady Marion Dane while avoiding that long walk to the altar. But Brand, the baseborn son of a duke with a bright future in politics, has his own compelling reasons for courting Marion. With her impeccable bloodlines, Marion can't help but question Brand's motives. And Marion has her own problem to solve: an unseen enemy is stalking her, and Brand is the only one who can help. Desire is the wild card--an uncontrollable passion that catches them both by surprise. Now, with society abuzz over their unconventional courtship, they embark on a journey that will take them from the glitter and intrigue of London to a decades-old secret hidden in a far-off English village--and a love that could prove the most irresistible snare of all.