Bid by King Edward to marry, Aisley de Laci hopes to avoid the altar by choosing Baron Montmorency. She is certain none will agree to the union, especially the baron, who is rumored to practice the dark arts from his isolated keep.
Renowned in battle, Montmorency does not want a wife, no matter how wealthy and beautiful. But even he cannot defy the king, and what comes to him he takes—and holds.
Aisley refuses to believe that Montmorency possesses any mysterious powers. Yet how else to explain her own growing feelings for a man so shrouded in shadow she has never seen his face?
"Deborah Simmons guarantees the reader a page-turner." – Romantic Times
Two-time RITA Finalist Deborah Simmons is a USA Today bestselling author of historical romances originally published by Avon, Harlequin, and Berkley, as well as a romantic comedy.
USA Today bestselling author Deborah Simmons began her career as a journalist, but left nonfiction for the world of happily ever afters. She’s written historical romances originally published by Avon, Harlequin, and Berkley, as well as a romantic comedy.
Her books A Lady of Distinction and The Gentleman Thief were finalists in Romance Writers of America’s annual RITA competition. Two other releases, The Gentleman's Quest and Glory and the Rake (now titled Glory and the Duke), were up for The Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence for Mystery/Suspense. And her work has been translated and published in more than thirty countries, with graphic novel editions available for some titles.
She believes in strong heroines, wry humor, a touch of mystery, and love that can’t be denied.