**Previously found in Kissed at Christmas**
Only a duke will do for Lady Ivy Dallimore. If her unhappily married sisters have taught her anything, it’s that love is fleeting but a title lasts forever, which is all well and good in theory until she finds herself falling for the scandalous third son of a marquess who is bound and determined to make his fortune in trade!
Lord Michael Beck courts scandal, living life to the fullest and dabbling in games of chance. Unfortunately, he’s neither heir nor spare to his father’s title, and the time has come to enter a profession. Michael is no soldier, and he certainly isn’t cut out for the cloth, so he embarks on the most scandalous and risky venture of his life. He will need capital, however, and collecting a number of outstanding gambling debts at a Christmas Eve wedding at Castle Keyvnor seems like the perfect place to start, at least until he stumbles across the lady of his dreams. But what are the odds the practiced gambler can win the girl without losing everything he's worked for?
Lord Michael Beck is the third son, he has no calling for the clergy or the military. He’s tired of living off his father and wants to make his own fortune. A noble in trade will cause quite the scandal and a friends wedding is just the place to collect debts owed.
Lady Ivy Dallimore has seen her sisters miserable in their marriages and vows to follow her brain and not her heart. The last thing she needs is lord Michael, the only man to stir any feelings in her, to be around for the entire wedding festivities.
Every time Michael sees Ivy he longs to talk to her, but Ivy avoids him at every turn. Hopefully this wedding will give him the chance to finally spend time with her.
Michael vows to prove himself to Ivy and that he is a man she can trust and give her heart to. Ivy wants to believe in Michael but fear just might be stronger then the heart.
This is a fun and witty story, some great banter with good laughs and sexual tension. Also a ghost that drives Ivy to distraction.