COULD SHE DEFEAT HIS DARKNESS AND BRING HIM BACK TO LIFE? Handsome rakehell turned scarred recluse Lord Lucius Daventry returns from battle intent on forgetting the past. Yet, once home, Lucius is presented with one final mission: marry Angela Lacewood and grant his ailing grandfather's dying wish. Or at least pretend to marry her. But the young beauty he remembers is now an exquisite woman. A woman strong enough to breach the walls he hides behind and steal his heart.