HER MOTIVE HAD BEEN INNOCENT ENOUGH. NOW SHE WAS DEEP IN DECEPTION!
Although Claire Darington's life had been hard under the demanding dictates of a martinet stepfather, upon his death she learned that she was a woman of considerable means. Naturally, the excitement of London beckoned.
Claire resolved to pose as a rich widow - much more interesting than the spinster she was fast becoming. The dashing earl was enchanted by this merry widow for his own rather indiscreet reasons. He had no intention of falling in love.
Love, however, had quite different plans for them both.