Alas, My Love - Passion rarely plays by society's
by Edith Layton
ISBN: 0060567120 - Avon
He was a penniless street urchin who, through sheer will and courage, became a man of means. Yet wealth, charm and good looks will not gain Amyas St. Ives entry into the ton's inner circle. For that he needs a proper wellborn bride -- not the enchanting miss who has lately stolen his heart.
Amber also knows little of her past before she was taken in as ward of
a respectable family. Though the gentleman is courting her adoptive sister,
Amber can feel his eyes constantly on her. And when his lips meet hers,
she is nearly overcome with a desire to melt into his embrace. But the secrets
that shadow their histories make a union between them impossible -- unless
they dare seek a truth that could either destroy their dreams or finally
sweep away the barriers to their passion.