When you gamble at love . . .
When Hugh Deveraux discovers his newly inherited earldom is bankrupt, he sets about rebuilding the family fortuneâ€”in the gaming hells of London. But the most daring wager he takes isnâ€™t at cards. A wealthy tradesman makes a tantalizing offer: marry the manâ€™s spinster daughter and Hughâ€™s debts will be paid and his fortune made. The only catch is that she must never know about their agreement . . .
You risk losing your heart . . .
Heiress Eliza Cross has given up hope of marriage until she meets the impossibly handsome Earl of Hastings, her fatherâ€™s new business partner. The earl is everything a gentleman should be, and is boldly attentive to her. It doesnâ€™t take long for Eliza to lose her heart and marry him.
But when Eliza discovers that there is more to the man she lovesâ€”and to her marriageâ€”her trust is shattered. And it will take all of Hughâ€™s power to prove that now his words of love are real . . .