With her whirlwind social life in London, Lady Isabella Wharton has little interest in the customs of the country. But when her godmother asks her to pay a visit to her bachelor grandson in Yorkshire, Isabella can't refuse. It behooves her to please the old dowager, since she harbors one of Isabella's most scandalous secrets. So off she goes to see the newly titled-and notoriously rustic-Duke of Ormond.
Trevor Carey doesn't care about what goes on behind ballroom doors. He is content with the simple life-and isn't ashamed to admit it to a society flirt like Lady Isabella. But the country air brings out a different side of Isabella-one full of longing and passion. Can her sophistication be hiding a desire for love? When a blackmailer from the city arrives to threaten Isabella, Trevor will shield her from harm-even travel to London. Can the duke tackle the ton on Isabella's behalf . . . and manage to keep her all to himself?