Miranda Jayne Whittier flees to London, escaping marriage to the Marquis of Melbourne, a man she’s never met who is surrounded in rumors she can’t overlook. With the last of her pin money spent, she accepts employment at Lady Constance’s House of Reform. Assigned to Viscount Harken, a handsome but difficult man who doesn’t make their association easy, she is determined to help him and, in the process, solidify her position. She soon discovers he deserves better than he believes.
Anson Greenleaf, Marquis of Melbourne, thought collecting his betrothed would be a simple matter, but he’d been wrong. Miss Whittier has taken on a position in the city, which presents him with a unique opportunity. Using one of his lesser known titles, he poses as a client. Instead of learning why she ran from him, he finds himself drawn to her and is determined to charm her. Before long, he forms an intense desire for her. One he must fight.
When Miranda discovers the Marquis of Melbourne followed her to London, she fights against the need to leave the position she loves and the man she’s come to care for. As her life falls apart, she’s forced to give up the viscount. When she learns of the Marquis’s deception, she realizes she can’t marry him. After all, she knows exactly what he wants in a bride. And, she knows it’s not her.