Brandon St. Clair is the Earl of Vale who is wildly attracted to Ameila. His father ran up huge debts before he died and now the only way that Brandon can pay off all the debts is to marry an heiress. Amelia is the daughter of an Art forger who disappeared and abandoned his family. Brandon makes a deal with Amelia to paint his portrait and to make a copy of a masterpiece he will keep and sell the painting to help pay some of his debts. So after everyone at the house party has gone to bed she sneaks down to his study to paint his portrait. They immediately start falling for each other and cannot keep their hands off of each other.
This story has everything you would want to have in a love story. Danger, betrayal, sensuality and a love that flourishes through every conflict. Tina is a wonderful writer who crafts a splendid cast of characters and keeps you guessing who the real villain in the story is. I read the first one and cannot wait to read the next one in the series. Hopefully Brandon's sisters will get their own books too.