A mysterious bequest sends the outspoken and vivacious Lady Ivy St. Clair on an errand to the wilds of Wales. Although weather and circumstance conspire to trap her, Ivy embraces this last gasp of adventure before she has to settle into marriage. Even if she must contend with the Monster Earl.Scarred and disfigured in a carriage accident, Auburn Seaton, Earl Tamberlake, prefers solitude to society. Aware of the moniker the ton has given him, he embraces the darkness. When Ivy disrupts his world, he is forced to confront the shadows she reveals and face the light-the light she embodies.But she has a duty to her family that doesn't include him. Besides, no one can expect her to choose a monster. Can one?