Gavin friend Edward is dying in his arms on a battlefield. Edward tells Gavin that he has written two letters: one to Sarah, his wife, and one to Micah, his mistress. Gavin cannot believe Edward has written a letter to his harpy mistress. Gavin long ago fell in love with Sarah and took her virginity. He was going to marry Sarah but Edward beat him in asking for Sarah's hand. Fifteen months later Gavin went to tell Sarah what had happened on the last day Edward was alive. Sarah is still in love with Gavin. Can these two bring their loving relationship back to life?
A fast enjoyable read that takes up 32 pages and only 18 pages is the romance. Characters are well thought out, they have some depth.
Gavin Saxton, the residing Earl of Brockington, is guilty - first of sleeping with another man's wife and then causing the death of her husband. After spending the last three years in the British Army with his best friend, Edward Noble, the Duke of Carlisle, fate hands Gavin more than he wants when Edward's dying wish is to take care of his wife, Sarah - the one woman on earth unlikely to accept his protection.
After being neglected by a man she'd married for love, Sarah Noble carries a soul consuming bitterness like a badge of honor. With the gaping sadness at the loss of her husband and the loss of a child, Sarah's future appears bleak - until an unexpected guest appears on her doorstep. To her chagrin, the man is no one other than Gavin Saxton - traitor, seducer, coward, and heartbreaker - professing his honor and protection.