He saved her life…
When Annalise Hadley is tossed over the side of her honeymoon barge, the newly minted duchess knows she’s been left for dead—for her husband’s only interest is in her vast dowry, not her muddied lineage. However, she didn’t count on a savior. Especially not an honorable, sinfully intriguing earl who will tempt her to risk everything—again.
Now he will seduce her heart and soul.
A man with his own demons, Owen Crawford, the reclusive Earl of McDowell, is enchanted by the mysterious, courageous woman he rescued. He will help her heal, teach her to protect herself, and then send her away—so that she’ll never see he’s far from the hero she believes him to be.
But days and nights alone prove that some secrets are meant to be discovered…some desires are too powerful to resist…and some wounds can be healed only by love.
This was a wonderful book that broke my heart. Annalise was just looking for a family and a place to belong. Everyone told her that she handed landed the perfect man. He had looks and money and a title. Everyone pitied the poor shop girl who was crippled from having her leg broke. She had a beautiful soul unlike her husband. Anna couldn’t figure out why he married her until he tried to kill her on her wedding night.
Owen rescues her from the river and finds some Gypsies to help heal her. In the process he heals her heart and his. When they run into her husband again Anna is terrified that he will do something to hurt Owen. When she finally reveals all her secrets to Owen will their love be enough to overcome them?