this was my first book by May McGoldrick but it will not be my last. It tells the story of a young woman trying to right or repent for her late husband's evil ways. The hero has been wounded in an accident and is paralyzed. Other than his mother, people believe keeping him under opiates is the way to go. His mother fears that if something happens to her, hero would be sent to Bedlam and brokers the marriage between her son and the young. The remainder of the book is about how these two broken people heal and find each other.