After their marriage three years ago, Rule quite forgot about Violet Griffin, the teenage heiress to a Boston manufacturing fortune. He simply spoke his vows, took over her fatherís business and returned to England to resume his usual pursuits; drink, gambling and women...and not necessarily in that order.
Yet when Violet, now a sophisticated woman, unexpectedly appears at Rule's London townhouse, husbandly duties no longer seem so odious, he can't wait to take his stunning bride to their marriage bed. Violet, however, is not so easily led, she has her own ideas and is seeking an annulment to marry another. But as Rule attempts to win her over, someone else is determined to frame him for murder and keep him out of the way for good.
What starts out as a marriage of 'business' turns out to be an adventure of wills as Violet and Rule bang heads in getting what they want. Violet wants an annulment. Rule wants her to give their marriage a chance, although he doesn't deserve it after he left her three years ago. What happens next is what true romance stories are made of; blossoming passion, misunderstandings and all the love and fire it takes to make up and move on.
Ms. Martin is a gifted storyteller. She draws her readers in, hook-line-and-sinker! You can never go wrong with one of her stories!