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!