A charming rogue… Colin, Earl of Shefford lives a charmed life thanks to his wealth, title, and good looks. When he wins a building in a wager, he deems it a perfect location for a fencing club. Arriving at the site, he’s shocked to see the building is home to an orphanage, and never imagined he’d be sparring with the very prim and proper headmistress, Miss Honoria Mason. When the lovely but headstrong Miss Mason stubbornly refuses his offer of an alternative establishment, Colin brashly gives her an ultimatum—provide proof the orphanage has value to him or marry him.
A determined spinster… Determined to save the orphanage she has worked so hard to preserve, Honoria has no choice but to accept Lord Shefford’s ultimatum and marry him. Honoria may be attracted to Shefford’s good looks and charm, but she refuses to fall in love with him. Her family’s misfortunes came about thanks to the Ton’s selfish ways. Sparks fly as proximity forces them together, the better to know each other. Can romance bring two uniquely different people together?
“What a fun & romantic Regency romp with a great couple, wonderful secondary characters & the orphans made me teary eyed several times, which I feel is perfect.” ★★★★★ ~ Lana Birky “It was laugh out loud amusing at more than one point and teary-eyed heartbreaking at others. I enjoyed it immensely.” ★★★★★ ~ Mary Willard “This was a breath of fresh air! So endearing and heartfelt. The book made me smile and I thoroughly enjoyed it!” ★★★★★ ~ Jena Lee “The storyline had enough action and adventure in it to keep you wanting to turn the page.” ★★★★★ ~ Roslyn Stillman “As I read this story I could easily picture the chemistry between the two and I found it kept me turning the pages, wondering what was going to happen next.” ★★★★★ ~ Debi