When Lady Jessalyn Hunter finds herself ruined, both socially and financially, she is forced to accept the help of her brother's best friend -- a man she's loved since childhood.
Ethan Tremaine has spent his entire life running from the tragedy of his past, but he can't refuse his best friend's dying request. He reluctantly agrees to marry Jessalyn, even though he's terrified by the thought of someone depending on him.
What begins as a marriage of convenience quickly becomes much more. Can they find the courage to love, or will they let the ghosts of their pasts destroy them?