- Number: 9780451225672
- Release: 12/2/2008
- Author: Lydia Joyce
- Genre: Romance
* Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Romance: Historical
- Publisher: Signet
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Thomas Hyde, Viscount Varcourt, has long been a man alone. Ever since the death of his older brother, whispers of murder have followed him. The longer people have talked, the more controlling he has become of his family—and the more coldly cunning toward those around them.
In aristocratic society, Esmeralda is well-known as a woman with “the gift.” She exudes a powerful aura of insight as she moves amongst the elite, sculpting truth from rumor and proving her skills of observation and vision. But she keeps her true intentions hidden from all.
Esmeralda's keen interest in his family evokes Thomas' suspicion and scorn. But their first confrontation swiftly turns from a struggle for control to an erotic battle that neither can afford to lose. The more incendiary their encounters, the closer they grow, until they realize that their dark secrets are intertwined—and that they must ally against the mortal danger that threatens them both…