Payton Peppiwell thought she had found her perfect match when he broke thing off. Heartbroken, she is staying with the Duke of Calydon when she encounters the Duke's horse breeder, Mikhail Konstantinovich. Payton is intrigued by Mikhail who slowly seduces her, though he can't handle the touch of another person. After her experience with a titled suitor who stopped talking to her once it was revealed that a relative was illigimate, Peyton wants nothing to do with the nobility. As their romance develops, will Peyton still want Mikhail when she learns that not only is he titled in England, but he is a prince? Can Mikhail overcome his traumatic past and learn to touch Peyton and love her?
Stacy Reid is one of my favorite authors and this has been one of my favorite series. She has such a wonderful way of blending historical romance with erotic romance. This is one of those books that you need to block out free time to read it because once you start reading, you will not want to stop! I loved the tortured hero in Mikhail and the strong, determined woman in Peyton.
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