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Portrait of His Obsession
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Lord Harrison, Earl of Wrotham, once lived from pleasure to pleasure--until the rain-swept night he sets eyes on his best friend's sister. Surely the beautiful temptress who dances in the moonlight can't be the reserved, humorless prude of rumor. Instantly smitten, he finds no pleasure in his old, roguish ways, and sets about taming his nature, molding himself into the kind of man he is sure will please her. Only then will he discover if she has a wild soul like his own, waiting to be released from the constraints of society. Knowing the earl's reputation as a scoundrel, Syrian Blakeney has no trouble holding off his affections until her artist brother reveals a portrait he has painted of her. Does the world really see her as this prudish ice queen? Now it seems only the earl is able to see beyond the damning portrait and touch her most secret desires. Does she rebel against the damning portrait, throwing caution to the wind? Or does she remain as she appears, as reserved and unfeeling as paint on canvas?