An orphaned miss who would not settle for less
Otilia Kendall is an orphaned miss brought up by her uncle and aunt, the late Earl and Countess of Thornton. Never having met her father, she learned the hard way that love or marriage isn’t in her future. Tired of receiving demeaning propositions from the ton gents, she has decided to make her own way in the world. But then the domineering—and handsome as the devil—new Earl takes over. He gives her a dowry and carts her to London to marry her off. She wants none of it but has no choice. In close contact with the man, it is becoming impossible not to make a fool of herself—yet again!
An arrogant lord who could not stay away from her
Edmund, the hot-blooded new Earl, is stunned by the poise of the very grown-up debutante he once met. Weary of women interested only in his title, he shuns any idea of love. It is getting hard to ignore the little miss—together with some other hard parts of his anatomy. The temptation of her is eating at him and making him crave the woman to distraction. Their simmering passion is about to burst. And to the blazes with propriety.
And the love struggling to unite them
This is a love story that was long in the making. Otilia has loved Edmund for more than eight years and now he is back in her life after inheriting the old Earl’s title and properties. Edmund is determined to arrange a marriage for Otilia and has decided to settle a dowry on her as an enticement to a gentleman. She has no intention of marrying and avoids the ton as much as possible. Forced to go to London, she is propositioned by the gentlemen who believe that she is easy prey because of her being illegitimate. There is a HEA but not before Edmund almost destroys the one person he has come to love. This a great read and I would highly recommend this book.