Every woman needs a devil by her side. Rachel Davis would rather risk death than remain a prisoner of the ruthless man intent on gaining her inheritance. Trapped on a private train with the villain, she makes a desperate bid for escape and runs into the arms of an unlikely savior. Aristocratic, arrogant, and deeply cynical about love, Lucas Grainger is her last choice for a husband--even a husband of convenience. But desperate times call for desperate measures: taking Lucas to bed and submitting to his tender, hungry desires may be her only hope. . . Lucas Grainger has sworn never to take a wife, but he's not about to let anyone else marry Rachel. He has his own reasons for marrying the gentle, quick-witted widow, reasons she need not know. But holding Rachel night after night awakens deeper hungers than he has ever known, and a calculated marriage soon yields to a blissful, blinding--and dangerous--passion. For if Rachel knew who Lucas really was--of the dark secrets that haunt him--she'd never choose him as her protector. . . Theirs is a union both erotic and enduring, and any man who tries to part Lucas from the woman he loves will have the devil to pay. . . Praise For The Novels Of Diane Whiteside "e;Very hot. . .Once you start you won't want to stop reading."e; --Romantic Times on The River Devil "e;So steamy that it fogs one's reading glasses. . ."e; --Booklist on The Irish Devil By day, Diane Whiteside builds and designs computer systems for the federal government. By night, she escapes into a world of alpha males and the unique women who turn their lives upside down. Diane is thrilled and grateful that readers enjoy these escapades as much as she does.