Delilah’s plan was to marry someone rich and powerful, but she never imagined she’d be engaged to the man her friends call Lord Evil. Falling for the rogue who’s sworn to destroy her life? That was also not on the agenda.
Delilah always knew her role was to make a good match. It was the only use her father and stepmother have for a young lady like her. But even she did not suspect they might match her with the gentleman who stirred scandal wherever he roamed. Is it true that he’s a murderer? And a smuggler, to boot? At their engagement ball she decides to take matters into her own hands. It will be her home soon too, surely she’s allowed to roam through Lord Evil’s private quarters. She’s not sure what she’s looking for or what to expect…but definitely did not expect to find the roguish ne’er-do-well stranger who tugs her into Evil’s study and whispers secrets and promises in her ear.
Mr. Calloway is not what he seems. Or rather, perhaps he is just as brutish as he looks—but his nefarious activities are not without cause. In fact, he’s on a very noble mission, indeed, and that is to save the notoriously spoiled and beautiful Delilah from a fate worse than death.
Neither of them expect that an actual threat to her life will occur, but when it does, the only place she’s safe is with the man who once threatened to destroy her future. The start of a perfect relationship? Perhaps not. But he may just be the one who saves her life…and steals her heart.