Two years have passed since George Pembroke, Lord Sedgewick, lost his beloved wife. Though the fashionable beauties and heiresses of the ton have done their utmost to mend his broken heart, he has not remarried. Simply put, no other woman will ever do. George pays no heed to the well-meaning advice of his meddlesome sisters, Felicity and Glee - and he will have no part of their many and varied schemes to make a match....
Glee is convinced that her dear friend Sally Spenser would make a perfect governess for her niece and nephew. A vicar's daughter, Sally is charming, highly intelligent, and affectionate by nature. The plight of the motherless Pembroke children has touched her heart. And no one knows that she has long cherished a secret tenderness for their father. She consents to become part of his household - under the auspices of a marriage in name only. But Lord Sedgewick's elegant Bath town house has one very great drawback: it is very small. They must share a bedroom - and a bed.