A young widow living in the country, Deborah Percival doesn't mind that her prospects for another marriage are slim -- until the village matrons begin pressuring her to wed the vicar. Having been freed from one loveless marriage, Deb longs for passion, not more tiresome obligations. Then, stranded at a roadside inn, she finds an unexpected chance to fulfill her desires. Anthony Aldercy, Earl of Burnell, is betrothed to a highborn lady -- a union that will help him rise above the gossip surrounding his family -- but Deborah's charms are a powerful lure. And even though Deb knows she should discourage Tony's attentions, she cannot deny her body's yearnings... not even if it means surrendering her honor.
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