Obsession by Monica Burns

Book 1 in the The Reckless Rockwoods series

Haunted by a dark secret, Sebastian Rockwood, Earl of Melton, values emotional control above all else. Unlike his younger siblings, Sebastian never yields to the famed Reckless Rockwoods family trait of impulsive, rash behavior. But his prized self-control crumbles when he spontaneously outbids a debauched libertine to save Helen Rivenall from a horrible fate. Never has the risk to his heart been so great as his treasured willpower slowly gives way to temptation, and he discovers nothing can protect him from the ultimate obsession—love.

Fleeing an abusive guardian, Helen Rivenall accepted what she thought was an offer of honest employment. Instead, she’s drugged and auctioned off in a notorious London brothel. Indebted to the arrogant, inflexible earl who bought her freedom, Helen reluctantly agrees to take part in a sham betrothal. As their web of lies grows, sparks fly between the two until their passion erupts, and surrender is inevitable. But when Helen vanishes into the shadows of Jack the Ripper's London at the hands of a madman, Sebastian fears she might be lost to him forever.

5 Stars Great Series Starter!
Obsession draws you in from the first page to the highly satisfying epilogue. The writing flows so well you don't even realize the climax is happening…until you are sitting there, biting your nails on the edge of your seat…you really feel like [you're] there.