Miss Lucy Gladwin knew all the faults of the eminent, elegant Julian Rutherford, Earl of Thorpe. Julian was not only unbearably arrogant, he was insufferably self-centered and infuriatingly egotistical, as pleased with himself as the most sought-after lord of all the realm could be. But Lucy knew very well that he was the handsomest man she had ever seen — and the only man she could possibly love. Clearly the earl had to be brought down a peg or two or three before Lucy could be in reach of capturing his heart. The earl didn’t know it, but he was about to become the target of the most unconventional campaign of conquest since the first woman decided all was fair in love and war, and Cupid notched the first arrow in his bow....