Five years ago, Aurelia married Viscount Strafford blindly in love, only to discover her new husband wanted no more than gambling, drinking and carousing. Two years ago, he departed to serve in India, leaving her in valuable peace. Now he's back, demanding she bear him an heir. Her heart dried with the pain and the sorrow; she'll do anything to see the last of him.
Conrad returns home, full of regrets and guilt, to a wife who shuns him at every turn. He endeavours to win her back, but it is proving arduous - even though the motions of producing an heir are escalating to volcanic heat! She is angry - very angry! Could he turn the tables and prove he's become the man for her?