A ROMANTIC LADY Lady Clarissa Denham is set on a love match or nothing at all. But her father has promised her to Matthew Carstairs, Lord Langdon – and she must consent, or be disinherited. Clarissa, meeting the flawless Corinthian of her father’s choice, might have been tempted – were it not for Matthew’s assumption that a mere five minutes’ aquaintance with him would make her his. Now, having turned this arrogant buck down flat, she must find a way to appease her father.
AN ARROGANT EARL Matthew, whose career in the House of Lords has left him unschooled in the frivolities of the ton, seeks a businesslike marriage free of sentiment. Rejected by Clarissa – the impudent chit – he persuades her to coach him in the art of wooing some other bride. He is certain her distaste for him – and her need to delude her matchmaking father – will make her the perfect accomplice in a charade of courtship. Until, that is, their practiced flirtation becomes passionately real.