To risk one's heart on love is the most dangerous gamble of all . . .
The elegance, warmth, wit, and emotional intensity of award-winning author Judith Ivory's superbly romantic tales are unsurpassed. Now, in her most dazzling novel yet, she transports the reader to the rugged moors of England to celebrate a love that is daring, passionate . . . and most indiscreet.
Lady Lydia Bedford-Browne's small rebellion becomes the adventure of her life, when her coach crashes and leaves her stranded on the treacherous Dartmoor with the only other passenger, a rugged, disarmingly attractive Texan named Sam Cody. Sam's slow, melodic drawl and dark, hypnotic eyes tempt Lydia in ways she never thought possible. But dare the lord's daughter loosen her proper English restraints any further?
Foul luck has caused the dashing American millionaire to miss his own wedding to an unforgiving bride . . .for the second time! Worse still, he's stuck in the middle of nowhere with a straight-laced noble beauty. But there is an unmistakable spark of courage, sensuality, and wild passion beneath Liddy's prim exterior, daring Sam to pursue even further what his heart and his soul now desperately desire—even though both the Texan's and the lady's vastly different worlds will be rocked if they dare surrender to . . .
"LUSH, LYRICAL ROMANCE THAT SEETHES WITH PASSIONATE INTENSITY. — Amanda Quick
"IVORY'S WRITING IS ABSOLUTE MAGIC."
"SPLENDID, ELEGANT . . . LUSH, ARTISTIC ROMANCE."
"IVORY'S WRITING IS EXCEPTIONAL, OFTEN EXQUISITELY PRECISE, AND SHE IS A MASTER AT PORTRAYING EMOTIONAL INTENSITY."
Minneapolis Star Tribune
"MEMORABLE . . .ENDEARING . . .WELL-DONE PROTAGONISTS...SHIMMERING SEXUAL TENSION AND PAGE-SINGEING LOVE SCENES."