|Author: Carrie Lofty|
From the Publisher:
Now in the sensational historical romance series that began with Flawless?a sensual, intriguing installment about a beautiful Scottish factory girl and a handsome widower on an unstoppable mission.Alex Christie, the oldest and most steadfast of the four Christie siblings, is a widower with a flourishing career in astronomy. In order to protect his frail infant son from his cruel father-in-law's bid for custody, he undertakes Sir William Christie's posthumous million-dollar challenge: to make a Glasgow cotton mill profitable. Although clever and determined, Alex has never possessed his late father's knack for business, nor his killer instinct. Sabotage, union agitation, and the peculiarities of urban Scottish life only magnify his burdens.
Polly Gowan also seeks the identity of the saboteur, hoping to exact justice without involving the police. Because a sympathetic mill master would aid in her cause, she becomes Alex's guide among her people. From soccer games to drinking contests to pub brawls, she is astonished to learn what masculine vitality lurks beneath Alex's intellectual exterior. Too good for too long, he aches to burst free of his tight, repressive shell, just as Polly harbors a secret longing to escape the impoverished community she loves and defends.
As plots threaten to extinguish their newfound passion, Alex and Polly realize just how at-odds their ambitions are. Alex will do anything to earn that million-dollar bonus and protect his son, while Polly refuses to put one boy's future ahead of an entire community's well-being. Only when the saboteur is revealed as an enemy to them both do they unite to protect all that they hold dear, including a love strong enough to shatter class boundaries.