'He is insufferably rude and boorish. I have never met a man I would like less to marry'. Lady Irene Wyngate swore she'd never marry. But there was one man she couldn't scare away - Gideon, long-lost heir to the Earl of Radbourne. Gideon had been kidnapped as a child and grown up in the seedy London underworld. And though he had taken his rightful place in Society, he was still more at home in gambling dens than glittering ballrooms. Irene was determined not to find him attractive. But he was also a handsome, powerful man - and one who seemed bent on her seduction. As she reluctantly yielded to his attraction, wicked family secrets came to light. Secrets which would have devastating consequences for both Irene and Gideon.