Dalton Comstock is a talented craftsman. He creates cradles for infants belonging to powerful members of the ton. It strokes his ego that his work is accepted in households where he is not due to his horribly scarred face and the fact he labors by choice, but when he meets a pretty servant, passion fights for dominance with his carving skill.
Leah Beckett is a maid in the Duke of Ainesworth’s household. She’s been tasked with keeping the cradle maker happy while he toils, yet once she meets the disfigured man, she falls for his charm. Her widowed state has left her longing for a man’s touch and her empty arms make her wish for a babe to fill them. Watching him at his craft is bittersweet.
As the cradle takes shape, desire and need burn hot between Dalton and Leah, but their time is limited. Once the commission is over, so will their association end unless they admit their fears and fight for love.
AUTHOR INFO: Sandra Sookoo is a bestselling author who firmly believes every person deserves acceptance and a happy ending. Most days you can find her creating scandal and mischief in the Regency-era, serendipity and happenstance in Victorian America or snarky humor in the contemporary world. Reading romance is a lot like eating fine chocolates–you can’t just have one. Good thing books don’t have calories!
When she’s not wearing out computer keyboards, Sandra spends time with her real life Prince Charming in central Indiana where she’s been known to goof off and make moments count because the key to life is laughter. A Disney fan since the age of ten, when her soul gets bogged down and her imagination flags, a trip to Walt Disney World is in order. Nothing fuels her dreams more than the land of eternal happy endings, hope and love stories.