Wilomena "Willow" Worthington isn't your average widow. She wears breeches, gambles, shoots rifles... and even smokes the occasional cigar. When Philip Boulstridge, the Earl of Mowbray, asks her to be his mistress, Willow accepts. As she is hardly a chaste young miss, what does she have to lose?Edward Harcourt isn't a gentleman worthy of note. He has no title, no fortune, nor is he particularly handsome. To make matters worse, he has a terrible stutter that cripples his speech. Unless he can overcome his shyness and express himself properly, he has no hope of wooing Jane Abrahms, the woman of his dreams.Upon meeting Edward, the widow decides to take the hopeless young man under her wing. With Willow's guidance, Edward can become the man he has always wanted to be....But at what cost?