Grayson Bridlington, the Earl of Hawkeswell, has been living in limbo for two years, ever since his bride, heiress Verity Thompson, disappeared on their wedding day. As she hasn't been declared deceased, Hawkeswell cannot legally remarry and cannot access his wife's funds, either of which would settle his dire financial crisis. Hawkeswell finds Verity and strikes a bargain with her: in return for three kisses a day, he will not insist on his conjugal rights. But Verity discovers there are kisses and then there are kisses, as she begins to learn the true meaning of seduction.
Madeline Hunter has published twenty-one critically acclaimed historical romances. Her books regularly appear on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. More than five million copies of her books are in print, and her books have been translated into twelve languages. She has won two RITA awards and is a seven-time RITA finalist. Madeline holds a PhD in art history, which she teaches at the university level. She loves to hear from readers and can be contacted through her website: www.MadelineHunter.com.