An impoverished Lady tries to pay off her late husband's gambling debts by getting engaged to a rich Lord, but falls in love with his bailiff. What should she do--marry for money or for her heart? Since both men hide tragedy in their pasts, it's not an easy decision.
This was better than the cover might suggest. Story of a woman caught between a duke and his noble land bailiff.
The story was good and fairly well written. My complaint is mostly that I didn't like the heroine very much and I thought things could have moved along faster. The ending was predictable and went on for about three chapters.
That the hero was a virgin seems like it should have been more central to the romantic tension. While it was certainly an element, he never "felt" like a virgin in his interaction with the heroine. Further he subsequently kissed and made love like an expert.
Not a very sensual tale, there are a couple love scenes but more the type where they fall to bed in once sentence and it's the following morning in the next sentence.