Miss Christina Godfrey was single and content to stay that way. But it was unlikely that this innocent young lady would dwell in unwedded bliss long. For Christina was an heiress to a wealth that drew fortune hunters lilke ravenous wolves. Two men led the pack. One was the odious Mr George Morley, whom Christinas tyrannical stepmother, Louisa, urged on Christina for reasons that only Louisa new. The other was the Marquess of Aldric, the most magnificently handsome rake in the realm, who could and did have any woman he wanted, but who needed more than that to reverse his familys ruin. Christina faced the cruellest of choices. She could give her hand to a man who could never win or wound her heart. Or she could give herself to a man who could steal her heart with a kiss, and then ruthlessly break it.