A lady on the run encounters danger, passion, and a love that transcends time in the New York Times–bestselling author’s steamy Regency romance.
England, 1811. While fleeing the greedy clutches of her vile cousin, Lady Tess Mandeville is robbed and left for dead in the woods. She awakes with no memory of who or where she is. But fate intervenes when she wanders into a tavern and is mistaken for a barmaid. When her accidental profession leads her into the arms of Nicholas Talmage, the darkly handsome Earl of Shelbourne, the two share a night of unrivaled passion.
Nicholas whisks Tess away to his estate to be his mistress, but soon her true identity comes to light. They realize their families are locked in a mysterious, decades-old feud that could put an end to their fledgling but fiery romance. As the star-crossed pair search for answers to the secrets of their past, they strive to defend an ageless love that not even death can extinguish . . .
Shirlee Busbee has written seven New York Times bestselling novels and has over nine million copies of her books in print. She is the recipient of numerous awards for excellence in writing, including the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award and Affaire de Coeur’s Silver and Bronze Pen Awards. She lives in California with her husband Howard, and is working on her next historical romance for Zebra.