The seventh novel in Elizabeth Hoyt's New York Times bestselling Maiden Lane series
A man condemned ...
Falsely accused of murder and mute from a near-fatal beating, Apollo Greaves, Viscount Kilbourne has escaped from Bedlam. With the Crown's soldiers at his heels, he finds refuge in the ruins of a pleasure garden, toiling as a simple gardener. But when a vivacious young woman moves in, he is quickly driven to distraction.
A desperate woman ...
London's premier actress, Lily Stump, is down on her luck when she is forced to move into a scorched theater with her maid and small son. But she and her tiny family are not the only inhabitants—a silent, hulking beast of a man also calls the charred ruins home. Yet when she catches him reading her plays, Lily realizes there's more to this man than meets the eye.
Out of ash, desire flares.
Though scorching passion draws them together, Apollo knows that Lily is keeping secrets. When his past catches up with him, he is forced to make a choice: his love for Lily ... or the explosive truth that will set him free.