The follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller The Mister a passionate and thrilling love story from E L James author of the phenomenal bestselling Fifty Shades Trilogies. Alessia regards her husband through heavy-lidded eyes. Youll have to fight for him. Her mothers words from their call this morning ring through her head. And fight she will. Using every available weapon she has. She loves him. She knows this. She wants him. And she wants him to want her. What happens once the glass slipper fits...? Maxim Trevelyan reluctant Earl of Trevethick has pursued the woman he loves to the wilds of Albania. Having fought for and won her he now has to wed her at the sharp end of a shotgun. But can a reformed rake like Maxim ever make a good husband or will his own notorious reputation and the scandalous secrets of his aristocratic family destroy his newfound happiness? Alessia Demachi has defied and outwitted kidnappers and traffickers and won the heart of the man she loves but can she make this marriage work? Confronted by Maxims lurid past his forbidding family and the looks and whispers of Londons elite will she ever be seen as Maxims countess or will she always be his former cleaner? From the majestic mountains of Albania through the rural idyll of the English countryside to the shady glamour of contemporary London The Missus is a spellbinding journey of love longing acceptance and redemption.