When prim, proper Esther Miles took over the Benton House Orphanage, she thought she'd be healing the most innocent casualties of the recent war. But the bruised and broken body of a roguish drifter dumped on her doorstep reduced her life to chaos. The very presence of the all-too-virile Donovan Reed with his outrageous charm threatened to corrupt both the children ... and Essie.
As stolen kisses awakened passions Essie never knew existed, she defied the scandalmongers to keep Donovan by her side. But not even their love had the power to thwart a dangerous enemy who wanted nothing less than their lives....