Furious at his grandmotherâ€™s ultimatum to marry or lose his inheritance, Lord Jarret Sharpe wagers his luckâ€”and his heartâ€”at the card table against a most unlikely opponent. Mired in scandal after his parentsâ€™ mysterious deaths, notorious gambler Lord Jarret Sharpe agrees to tamely run the family brewery for a year if his Machiavellian grandmother rescinds her ultimatum that he marry. But the gambler in him canâ€™t resist when beguiling Annabel Lake proposes a wager. If she wins their card game, he must help save her familyâ€™s foundering brewery. But if he wins, she must spend a night in his bed. The outcome sets off a chain of events that threatens to destroy all his plans . . . and unveils the secret Annabel has held for so long. When Jarret discovers the darker reason behind her wager, he forces her into another oneâ€”and this time he intends to win not just her body, but her heart.