Writing as Judy Cuevas, RITA Award-winning author, JUDITH IVORY seduced and pampered readers with BLACK SILK. And now her classic novel of love, scandal, and sensuous awakening is back to enthrall a new audience of romance lovers.
A DUTIFUL HEARTAs befitting her name, lovely Submit Channing Downes was the proper, obedient wife of an aging marquess—until her husband's death left her penniless and alone . . . with one last marital obligation to fulfill. Entrusted with delivering a small black box to its rightful owner, she calls upon Graham Wessit, the notorious Earl of Netham, whose life has been forever marred by rumor and scandal. But Graham wants nothing to do with a bequest from the man he holds responsible for his ruin—or with the bewitching emissary who brings it. In the face of breathtaking erotic mystery—in the throes of an inflamed passion unbeckoned but impossible to deny—a rogue's hardened heart may be undone by love . . . and a staid beauty in desperate straits may learn the exquisite, sensuous freedom of surrender.
"THIS SENSUOUS STORY OF DARK INTENTIONS AND REPRESSED PASSION IS CLASSIC JUDITH IVORY."
— Jennifer Crusie
"READ THE BOOK AND FALL IN LOVE."
— Patricia Gaffney