Outraged that a distant cousin was about to inherit her estate, Lady Emma Winslow began seeking a new place to live. Then her late brother's closest friend, the Duke of Attlebery, invited her to stay with him while she conducted her search. All upper crust charm and tawny good looks, the Duke was the prime target this season for the young misses of the marriage mart. But Lady Emma cared not a whit for the fashions — she feared only that her host's temptingly seductive manner would lead her astray. For the feel of his lips on hers melted away Emma's maidenly reserve . . . placing their domestic arrangement in a different light indeed!
Ashton DeFleury, the Duke of Attlebery, first glimpsed Lady Emma sitting in church on Easter Sunday. A rare beauty with a stubborn tilt to her chin, the independent nature set her apart from all those simpering chits of the ton. The Duke was admittedly intrigued. So he resolved to claim those ruby lips and alluring feminine charms for his own and offered Lady Emma the haven of his home. Yet little did he know the bewitching minx would lead him a merry chase - one that could end in his losing his heart!
Ashton DeFleury, Duke of Attlebery and Lady Emma Winslow