In Megan Frampton's debut, first published in 2005 and newly revised, a spirited heroine meets a stubborn man in a sharp duel of wit and desire.
Following the death of her father, the Honorable Titania Stanhope arrives in London to find that he has left all of his fortune to his mistress, leaving Titania and her younger brother penniless. Armed with new gowns and fierce determination, Titania decides that her only choice is to marry a wealthy man. And then she meets the equally poor—and devastatingly attractive—Earl of Oakley.
Edwin Worthington, Earl of Oakley, has just returned to London to discover he has massive wealth. But he's wary of ladies' interest beyond his person, so he hides his wealth under his scuffed boots and shabby clothing. When he meets Titania, he is intrigued; she is intelligent, quick, and beautiful. Could she be his countess? But then he discovers her purpose in being in London, and remains disenchanted with love.
Can Edwin and Titania discover the truth about themselves—and each other—before it's too late?