Bailiff Miles enjoys his work on the estate until a near-feral child appears at the estate. Miles appeals to the absentee owner, Everett, who has successfully avoided his ancestral estate for years. Everett returns and heated arguments with Miles mask an intense attraction--but giving into desire threatens to destroy the delicate balance of master and servant, and the future of the boy. More
Confronting the darkness of his past, Gerard finds the light of his future.
When an orphan bearing the unmistakable stamp of his family's features shows up at his country estate, Everett Gerard, who has successfully avoided his ancestral estate for years, must return to the Abbey. But unexpected surprises and delights await him in a place he'd loathed since a terrible incident he'd witnessed years before.
Miles Kenway is content in his role as the Abbey’s bailiff, until his even-keeled life is disrupted by the arrival of a bastard child dumped on his doorstep. Miles’s anger at Gerard’s negligence of both estate and child erupts when servant and master meet.
Heated arguments about the land and the orphan’s future only mask their intense and growing attraction--but giving into desire threatens to destroy the delicate balance of master and servant. Just as the wild lad has come to trust his new caretakers, his security with them is thrown into peril. Can the two men who’ve come to love the odd boy find a way to protect him and create a home?