Despite being one of the loveliest women in her home village, Lady Anne Whitfield just can't seem to find true love. After her engagement to the handsome and charismatic Sloan Thornton comes to an end, Anne suffers a deep depression.
Emerging from self-imposed exile, she moves to London and begins a career in the retail world. She enters into a relationship with a great footballer, Avery Banister, which does not end happily.
Feeling confused and rejected, she marries on the rebound. While her husband, Frank DeLuca, a self-made man, appears to be a gentleman, she quickly learns that he is not what he seems.
Mary Christian Payne takes the reader on a frightening journey inside the life of a woman who lives with a deranged abuser. With determination and mettle, Anne struggles to come to terms with her situation. This is an enthralling story of pleasure and pain, and the pitfalls of marrying in haste.