Once upon a time, a boy and a girl fell in love...but prestige, power, and a shameful secret drove them apart.
Julia fled abroad after the death of her husband, Lord Fallthorpe. She has finally returned to England, but little has changed.
Except for her.
As a dowager marchioness, Julia lives and loves where she pleases. And the obnoxious son of her dead husband does not please. But what can an independent woman do? Why, create a scandal, of course!
Viscount Wolfington is no stranger to the wagging tongues of the ton. Between being a Lustful Lord and the scandal of his birth, he learned long ago that society had little use for him. So when he walks into The Market and finds the woman who once stole his heart being auctioned for a night of debauchery, he jumps at another chance to hold her--even for just a single night.
As Julia and Wolf unravel their pasts, will villainy win again, or will love finally conquer all?