"I will not marry a man chosen for me!"
"But, Sophie, my dear," her stepfather said kindly, "you could not hope for a more advantageous match."
Sophie put her hands over her ears. "You may talk as long as you like, but I will never listen."
Furiously she swept from the room. She would never marry the odious Lord Netherton, no matter how much her stepfather urged her. Netherton — a man she barely knew and could never love . . . because the dashing young Mr. Fanshawe had already stolen her heart
Harlequin Masquerade - # 74