Lord James Westcott is described as a scoundrel, with walls of stone surrounding his heart. Fast becoming famous for his affairs with the married women of London’s Elite, he lives for pleasure alone. When and where it can be found. Until the night Miss Harriet Gordon is placed in his arms. Half dead by the hand of her finance, Lord Westcott promises to keep her safe. A pledge he intends to keep.Miss Harriet Gordon is betrothed to a man chosen by her uncle. Although quite handsome and charming, Harriet feels there is something missing. Something about him that is just a little out of place. For a man anxious to marry, here is no passion in his kiss. They leave her cold and empty. Yet it is her duty to obey her uncle’s wishes, and she is ready to go through with the match. Until the night she learns his secret. A secret that would change her life forever.