The Brethren Guardians
Lucy Ashton long ago gave up her quest for true love. In the rarified society of Victorian England, Lucy plays the game – flirting, dancing, even dabbling in fashionable séances. But when it comes to marrying who – and when – she's supposed to, Lucy is firm. The stuffy, proper Duke of Sussex cannot spark the passion she craves, despite her father's wishes that they wed.
But Adrian, Lord Sussex, is not the man the London ton has come to admire. His prim façade is only a means to conceal the ruinous secret that would shatter any chance of winning Lucy's affections, and when he finally reveals his sensual nature she responds in kind. Yet there is someone else who knows the truth, someone who would use it to destroy Adrian's happiness. Passion has a price, Lucy soon learns. And not all ghosts stay buried.