Dominic Ransleigh lost more than his arm in battle, he lost his reason for living. Returning to his family seat, he shuns all society. If only his beautiful, plain-speaking tenant Theodora Branwell wasn't so hard to ignore. Since her fiance's death on the battlefield Theo's devoted herself to caring for soldiers' orphans. She's powerfully attracted to Dom, but knows all too well the consequences of temptation. Is Theo, who's survived so much, brave enough to reveal her secret to her handsome wounded neighbour?