Book 3 - Everdean series
When impoverished Alexander Kenton falls deeply in love with Georgina Beaumont, an independently wealthy artist, he learns some difficult lessons about marriage — and money!
Although she is not one of the ton, independently wealthy Georgina Beaumont is accepted by them — not merely because of her lifelong friendship with a titled lady, but because she is an artist whose portraits grace the walls of Society's elite. A fiery spirit with a strong, independent will, she has proven herself the equal of any man — and she believes she doesn't need one to make her happy.
Alexander Kenton, the Duke of Wayland, retired from military service and discovered that his brother had gambled away his family's fortune, laving his mother and sister nearly destitute. Only by marrying within the aristocracy can he help his family regain their place in Society. But Alexander has fallen in love with Georgina, and he's afraid that she'll think he's after her money. Even worse, he's afraid that she truly doesn't want to be married!