Lady Venetia and Lady Vivian St. Aldwyn were identical twins. Both possessed the same stunning beauty, but they were as different from each other as two young ladies could possibly be. Not for nothing were they called the Lioness and the Lamb, for Venetia was as strong-willed and fiery-tempered as Vivian was sweet and gentle.
Needless to say, Veneita saw it as her duty to defend the vulnerable Vivian tooth and claw from the titled beasts of prey in the marriage mart. Fortunately, Venetia found her sister a most safe and seemly suitor in Lord Gilby Kentwell, the soul of upright honor. True, Venetia had to defy her father, the Duke, to arrange the match. True, she had to find a way to light the fires of passion in this most unromantic young man. But neither of these challenges compared to the one she faced when she discovered that though Gilby was perfect for Vivian, he was completely unresistable to her.