Elijah Wolfe is just as ruthless as his name suggests. Born in the slums of New York to immigrant parents, he used his sharp wits and sharper fists to fight for survival… One day, he struck gold, literally, but being one of the richest men in the world still leaves his heart empty of trust and his world full of enemies.
Birthed into scandal, Rosaline Goode is having the worst season possible. Women gossip behind their fans, and men don't offer a dance, let alone marriage. Just as she's beginning to find a foothold in society, she's caught, nearly naked, in the home of the famously unscrupulous American whose name is on everyone's lips.
Her lips, however, have captured his dangerous interest, and Rosaline finds his kiss impossible to resist… that is, until she learns that he is her family's most bitter enemy, and his quest for revenge leaves no room in his dark heart for love.