Beautiful Lady Regina Tremaine has turned down so many suitors that she's called La Belle Dame Sans Merci. The truth - she won't marry because she carries a dark secret. She sees no good reason, however, why her brother shouldn't court the lovely Louisa North - even if the girl's brother, the notorious 'Dragon Viscount,' objects. Marcus North, Viscount Draker - bastard son of the Prince of Wales - is rumored to be a monster who holds women captive in his dark castle to have his way with them. He has been exiled from polite society for years. But when Lady Regina makes a plea on her brother's behalf, Marcus proposes an outrageous deal - her brother can court Louisa so long as Marcus can court Regina. Can the beauty and the beast survive a proper courtship when the devastatingly improper passion between them threatens to cause the scandal of the century?