BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Mary Balogh's The Secret Mistress. From the moment they meet, Peter is drawn to Susanna's independence, dazzled by her sharp wit--he simply must have her. But the more he pursues, the more Susanna withdraws . . . until a sensual game of thrust-and-parry culminates in a glorious afternoon of passion. Now more determined than ever to keep her by his side, Peter begins to suspect that a tragic history still haunts Susanna. And as he moves closer to the truth, Peter is certain of one thing: he will defy the mysteries of her past for a future with this exquisite creature--all Susanna must do is trust him with the most precious secret of all. . . .