Aline, Countess of Myddelton is a very proper widow whose friends feel
she has mourned her husband long enough. Their surprise birthday gift of
a secret lover backfires, for the man who appears to seduce the
propriety out of her is her husband’s much younger and very tempting
heir. But Richard, long in love with her, cannot stop with just one
touch, or one kiss, and he vows to make Aline his by means fair or foul.