Pippa is a scientifically minded Lady more often referred to as Odd. She is to marry an earl in a double wedding with her sister Olivia. However the vows of marriage are troubling her a great deal and further knowledge is required. She seeks it from the biggest rake of all time, who owns the gaming hells with her brother in law.
Cross is known as a rake but in fact, may not be one. Some of the most sexy scenes in this book are of Cross using only words and never touching the Lady. Very hot and very well written. After a huge battle with his demons he slowly comes to many new ways of thinking as does Pippa.
Many twists in the road to HEA. One wonders several times..how are they going to get out of this one. But they do and a super read is the result.