One scandal led to another . . . Mark Hunter managed to vex her at every opportunity – and seemed to enjoy doing so! Though to prevent a family scandal Emily Beaumont must turn to him for help. Mark was more than happy to be of service to the delectable Miss Beaumont; with her quick wit and determined spirit she always made deliciously diverting company. But Mark soon discovered that Emily truly was in danger… With disgrace just a breath away, Emily ached for Mark’s strong arms to comfort her. Yet she held a secret – one that would surely prevent any gentleman from considering her as a suitable bride!