HE WAS SURROUNDED BY MEDDLESOME WOMEN! .... The thoughtless antics of his mother and sister had dashing shipping magnate Bennet Varner fleeing all females ... until he collided with the impregnable wit of the infamous Gwen Rose Wall--a woman as clever as she was captivating. .... Besieged by scandal, the beleagured Miss Wall had vowed never to wed. But the dauntless Varner had his own plan of attack -- to use all the wiles at his disposal to scale the ramparts of rumor and rescue the lady's heart!