In nudity, he had transformed into a younger man than when clothed. She knew age should not be an inferiority to love-making. Her own body was fully formed, lush with sexual awakening and called out to be ravished. She had the winning advantage—her love for him—and it gave her the confidence to trust him with her body.
He snuck closer. “I’m sure of my abilities in this matter of deflowering you. No, I’ve not bedded a virgin, but neither have I ever had a woman run from me afraid. Quite the contrary.”
A Victorian mystery and erotic romance.
After a chance meeting, young Viola Pritchard finds herself married to the enigmatic Sir Anton Valise. The innocent Viola falls fast for her new husband. She loves him and only wishes to please him and be the wife he wishes her to be. She’s surprised to find that she craves Anton’s passionate and dominant lovemaking, and even lusts for him to take her in more erotic ways.
Determined not to repeat mistakes from his past, Anton tries to keep Viola at a distance. Her sweet submission and unflagging loyalty prove to be his weakness. The baronet introduces rules to ensure his new wife will remain obedient, not trusting that her intentions could be so pure.
When Viola discovers a series of secret rooms and a diary left behind by Anton’s late wife, she unearths a chilling mystery. With tension between the couple rising, Anton and Viola’s relationship reaches a crisis point. Can Viola crack the armor around her baronet’s safely guarded heart?