In Debt To The Earl (Lords at the Altar) by Elizabeth Rolls
`If you wish, I can take you out of all this. '
In his quest for revenge against a disreputable card sharp James, Earl of Cambourne, discovers the man's innocent daughter. While her surroundings are impoverished, her dignity and refinement are unmistakable, and James faces an unsettling question - what will be her fate if he brings her father to justice?
Although yearning for love and comfort, Lucy resists the Earl's surprising offer of protection. That is until a price is made on her virginity, and James is the only man who can save her!