Reissued by Signet, May 1989.
MARRIAGE AND MISCHIEF . . .
Beautiful young Lady Patricia Westerly thought she knew the bargain she was making when she wed the wealthy Mr. Alvin Biddles. In return for placing herself in this loathsome man's grasping hands, she would free her father and her brother from their ruinous debts to him.
But all too soon Patricia discovered that the price she had to pay was far higher than she reckoned. Not only did the beastly Mr. Biddles want her for his pleasure, but also as his passport to the higher social circles he hungered to inhabit. What was even more revolting, Biddle dared order her to win the favor of the lord who was the toast of society, the handsome, dashing Viscount Reading. But when the Viscount pleaded with her to listen to his words of love rather than to the dictates of duty, Patricia faced a test no wife should have to take, and a choice no woman should have to make . . .