Regan has loved the Duke of Derbyshire since she was a child but her sister is engaged to marry him. When her sister has second thoughts and runs off to Paris, Regan is announced as his bride in waiting. Just when she believes she has found happiness and the Duke may truly care about her, her sister returns, ready to claim the Duke as her own again. Regan's heart breaks not only for lost love but for the secret she holds that could destroy not only her but also the Duke.
Hannah Quinn dreams of a fairy-tale romance and true love. When she is invited to a ball and meets a mysterious stranger who comes to her rescue and then vanishes, she wonders if she will ever see him again. When she finds out who he is and learns he may be responsible for his wife's death, she is both afraid and intrigued by him. When he shows up at her doorstep and tells her he is falling for her, Hannah believes him. Until he vanishes without a trace and she tries desperately to find him.
Katherine, Lady of Clarendon, has been promised in marriage to Percy, Duke of Loneshire, by her parents. She does not know the deadly secret that he holds. When the duke's brother, Oliver, escorts Katherine to Loneshire, feelings between the two develop, but she marries the duke, and her nightmare begins. When Oliver finds out the duke's secret, things turn deadly.
Antonia is betrothed to Duke Myles Fareweather at the request of her parents to save their land. The Duke is a loner who distrusts women but agrees to the marriage. Antonia has loved the Duke since she was 15 but is not prepared for his coldness and arrogance. She knows his deadly secret, one that would destroy him if it were let out. Her marriage is a loveless arrangement, and she leaves soon after in the middle of the night, convinced the Duke will never love her back.
Selina Nott's greatest joy in life is singing and playing the piano. She has no interest in love and is thrown out of the family home when she refuses to marry the man her father has arranged for her. As she struggles to get her life together, she meets Duke Joshua Windham, an arrogant and cold man who has no use for women. When the Duke is forced to accompany Selina on a journey, unforeseen circumstances cause the journey to turn deadly.
Margery Fairchild is a governess and loves to ride horses. A chance encounter with charming Duke Avery turns her world upside down. But when she courts another man, the Duke learns devastating news that has him plotting to take the other man down before Margery is thrust into scandal. A clean and wholesome romance from Sophia Wilson, full of intrigue, unexpected twists, and a shocking secret.