Lord Grayson Nash is the newly titled Earl of Ravenswood but has spent most of his adult life in the service of his majesty’s army. As the third son, he should never have inherited, but the family curse has taken its toll and he has returned to England with only his young niece to welcome him. If that isn’t bad enough, now he is told he is dying and Grayson is desperate to make prevision for his dear relation. When he meets Emma he sees her quiet courage and valiant heart. She might just be the solution to his problem. Knowing her, makes him yearn to live and make her his own, but all he can honorably offer is a devil’s bargain.
Miss Emma Winter has always been content to observe the world from the shadow of her mother and sisters life until she met Grayson Nash. They call him Wellington’s Devil and indeed his reputation suggested that he was very much his name sake, but he dared to draw her out into the light. He valued her knowledge and looked at her like no man ever had. When she learns the family curse is only a cover for murder Emma is determined to be the Devil’s Salvation.