London, 1817 The Earl of Chambourne's scandalous reputation has been well-earned, but he has never forgotten the only woman he has ever loved-nor forgiven her for marrying another man while he was off fighting in France. When Christian discovers she is a widow, he hungers to possess her once again-as his mistress. Lady Sylviana Moorland, Countess of Ampthill, knows it is only a matter of time before she comes face to face with Christian again. No longer an innocent, she sees no reason not to take the sensual pleasure he offers. But can Sylvie resist falling for the seductive rake? Part of Carole Mortimer's A Season of Secrets series.