Secrets of a Scandalous Bride : Her first secret: She is not a widow. Elizabeth Ashburton has never even married, and at this rate, she never will. But pretending to be a bereaved young wife was the only way she could escape her horrid fate - being forced to marry the man who destroyed her father. Her second secret: She is not a prim young lady. Her third secret: She's willing to risk all. Elizabeth knows she is playing a dangerous game, for her dreaded suitor will not give her up without a fight. Now she needs Rowland more than ever - to rescue her from a life of desperation, to drive her wild with desire, and to make her his scandalous bride.