After Elsbeth, Countess Mercer's husband died fighting the French on the Peninsula, the young widow hoped to quietly spend the rest of her days with her uncle and his two spirited daughters. A painfully public exhibition of a nude painting of her ruins her plans. This isn't the first time the painter, Dionysus, has caused havoc in her life. But she vows it will be the last.
Nigel, the Marquess of Edgeware, a reclusive but powerful figure in the ton has connections with Dionysus and reasons to protect the artist's true identity. He hopes that seducing the lady will be the swiftest and most effective means of diverting her attentions away from that blasted painting.
But together they must risk their hearts and their lives in order to uncover the secret behind THE NUDE.