Some secrets should never be revealed… As far as Lady Helena Carter is concerned it isn’t bad to be a wallflower and a bluestocking. She wants nothing more than to be independent. Her father hasn’t made her life easy, and all her mother wants is her to find a husband—any man will do. In order to achieve her goal she comes up with a foolproof plan to achieve her greatest wish. There is only one problem, and a man is at the heart of it.
Some secrets can’t be kept… Lord Oliver Hunt, the Marquess of Dashville has been plagued with rumors and innuendo for five years, and it’s all that dratted Lady X’s fault. He made one wrong move in his wayward youth and he’s been paying for it ever since. Determined to make the Lady of Whispers see him differently he devises a scheme to make amends to the first lady that Dash slighted. He seeks out Lady Helena for that purpose, but she won’t have anything to do with him.
Unraveling a secret can be sweet… As they continue to cross paths, desire sparks between them. Their budding romance is tested as secrets are uncovered, and the revelations will either bring them closer together or tear them apart forever.