When a beautiful young widow discovers her late husband' s heir selling his body in a high-class brothel, she risks everything to offer him an opportunity for freedom - and a chance at true love. After her husband' s death, Elizabeth Ashton knows she must remarry -- and fast. But not just any man will do. She must find Lord Ashton' s long-lost bastard nephew and convince him to wed, cementing his claim to the family fortune and rescuing Elizabeth from certain ruin. Her desperate search will reveal a world she never knew existed -- and a love she never dreamed possible Forced into prostitution to protect his darkest secret, Gideon spends his days pleasuring London' s wealthiest women. Only one hope burns inside his guarded heart: that someday he will escape the gilded confines of Lady Lavender' s brothel and reclaim his freedom. When a widow hires him for a two-week-long seduction at her country estate, he spies his chance -- never imagining the young beauty will reawaken a passion he thought long dead Bound by desire, only together are they strong enough to face their enemies -- and to claim the promise of love.