Shy bride...Penelope Mathews had spent her entire adolescence worshiping the elusive C.C. Tremayne--from afar. Until one night, trying to protect the mysterious loner from his once yearly bender before he landed in a Mexican jail, Pepi was forced to seek refuge in a wedding chapel--and wound up going one step further by emerging as Mrs. Connal Cade Tremayne!
When C.C. sobered up, he was outraged--the last thing he needed was a shy virgin on his hands. The marriage was off; he'd see to an annulment immediately. Or so he thought--until he realized that Pepi was on the verge of womanhood...and who better than he to carry her across that threshold?