When it comes to diamonds and men some women prefer them rough.
Resigned to becoming an old maid, honourable Adela Ruffington earns money selling her erotic illustrations which she bases on her intimate memory of an encounter in her youth. Her wages help to support her mother and sister, who, thanks to her grandfather's complicated will, are about to be without a home, title or income.
Wilson Ruffington never anticipated the intense desire Adela could still stir within him. Their long-ago passion instantly reignites at a summer house party the experience they've gained as adults only adding fuel to the flames.
Wilson and Adela are insatiable, but soon the ton will begin to talk. So Wilson devises a ruse a marriage of convenience that will provide her family with a generous settlement, but which will also keep Adela in his bed without stirring scandal. Their plan works perfectly, until family rivalries and intrigue threaten to destroy their arrangement and the unspoken love blooming beneath it.
About the Author
Portia Da Costa is a multi-published British author of romance, erotic romance and romantic fiction. Her novels have been published by a variety of different houses, both in the US and the UK, and translated into many languages including German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian and Japanese. Best known for her many novels for the pioneering British erotica publisher Black Lace, she has gained high praise and a strong reader following for her intense, sensual, character-driven fiction and the vivid emotional depth of her novels and stories. She enjoys writing books with contemporary, paranormal and occasionally futuristic settings, and is now beginning to venture into historical erotic romance too.
Series: Harlequin Spice
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st August 2013
Country of Publication: AU