Ana Gardner is determined to lose her virginity before her thirtieth birthday. She’s no stranger to fake identities, having posed as a chaperone since the scandal that destroyed her titled family. So she dons a mask, changes into a low-cut red gown, and attends the city’s most elite brothel, the Silver Chalice.
Oliver Bedford, the imposing Earl of Drake, is only at the Silver Chalice to appease his debauched friends—until he spots Lady Scarlet. She’s refreshing...and a complete mystery. Certain she’s a lady in disguise, Oliver is determined to learn her identity, but she eludes him at every turn.
Their night together is unforgettable—until Ana discovers just who her mystery lover truly is: the Earl of Drake. The same earl whose family is responsible for her father’s death and her family’s ruin. But Oliver is not one to give up when he finds something he wants. And he wants Ana. In his bed, and in his life. But first, he must persuade her to trust him...and that one wild, passionate night can turn into forever.