Second chances are never guaranteed. Sometimes, neither are first.
His father’s death brought Lord Alexander Kentworth home from the war in France and made him the Duke of Norchester. Now he needs an heir. Not a prospect he relishes, particularly when all four of his father’s wives died in childbirth. But when Alexander is caught in a compromising situation that threatens to ruin a young woman, he finds himself married anyway.
But he will never love his wife. Can’t love her. No matter how kind she is. How perfect. Because he will only lose her.
Lady Serenity wanted a good match with a kind man. She’d even secretly hoped for a love match. Instead, she’s forced to marry one of the most feared men in England. A man known more for the medals he earned fighting the French than his social graces. But he is so much more than just a ruthless duke, and Serenity could fall in love with him. If only he’d let her.
As demons from Alexander’s past threaten to destroy his and Serenity’s future, they must confront the secrets and lies that brought them together. Must face all that has happened and let themselves love. Or risk losing their one chance at happiness.