When it comes to diamonds - and men - some women prefer them rough Honorable Adela Ruffington earns money - and supports her mother and sister - selling erotic illustrations based on her intimate memory of an encounter in her youth. Then, unexpectedly, she meets Wilson Ruffington again - and their long-ago passion instantly reignites. Wilson devises a ruse to avoid stirring scandal: a marriage of convenience that will provide Adela's family with a generous settlement - and also keep her in his bed. Their plan works perfectly, until family rivalries and intrigue threaten to destroy their arrangement ...and the unspoken love blooming beneath it. The Ladies' Sewing Circle will be scandalised!