In the ballrooms and parlours of England’s nobility operates a clandestine confederacy of spies charged with protecting the crown from its enemies. As an agent for the crown Marcus Ashford, the Earl of Westfield, has engaged many adversaries and he wears the scars inside and out. He can be a cold, ruthless tactician but no one fires his blood like his former fiancée Elizabeth. What he feels for her drives him more than any other woman he has ever bedded before. When she refuses to marry him only to wed another the pain was almost his undoing.
Years later a traitor is on the loose and Elizabeth, now widowed, is the only one with the evidence to expose him. To protect her, Marcus will have to regain her trust and in the process he will have every opportunity to seduce some answers out of his alluring countess.
Ask For It is an intensely erotic historical romance reminiscent of Susan Johnson's classic historical romances. Ask For It has everything you could want: a beautifully detailed setting, strong characters that grow and change and exciting erotic love scenes. I look forward to reading many more such gorgeous stories from Sylvia Day.