A determined woman who will not abide anyone’s wallowing. A stubborn man who has lost the will to live. An attraction neither can deny, but both will try to.
Lady Sofia has been kidnapped, imprisoned, and tormented for the past three years of her life: by her society, by her family, by her betrothed. When escape finally presents itself in the most unlikely of forms, she takes it, daringly rescuing a man from a watery grave that he craves. What she does not realize is that she has set into motion a series of events that cannot be changed and will forever alter her fate.
Lord Caleb wants nothing to do with women, nothing to do with his father, and nothing to do with life. When a strange woman rescues him from the waters of the Thames, he has no choice but to follow her whether he wants to or not. Her allure is undeniable, even if she infuriates him at every turn. She pushes him to stand, to walk, to be a better man. He never needed any of that in his life before. Finally, when he admits his attraction to her, she turns her back on him, like all the other women in his life since the accident. But this time, he will not accept defeat so easily, for he has found his reason to live.