He remembers luminous grey eyes... and a mysterious gentle touch... Despite being unconscious for most of the night, Lucius has been accused of compromising a lady. She may not be an obvious beauty, dressed as she is in seaman's garb, but his rescuer is all woman - and now he must marry Miss Harriette Lydyard. The Earl of Venmore is lethally attractive, and Harriette knows she should refuse him. Only with her reputation in tatters she must face the consequences of her actions - by making a pact with this disreputable, dangerous devil of a man!