Edward Barraclough's happy bachelor existence is thrown into a spin when he is forced to look after his two orphaned nieces. Employing the right governess is vital. Miss Petrie has the girl's support, although he has reservations. Unassuming and a little dowdy she may appear, but he suspects she's neither so humble nor respectful underneath!
Independently wealthy Lady Octavia Petrie is on the verge of confessing that Edward's mistaken her for someone else. In a moment of sheer madness, prompted by his cynical attitude, she finds herself accepting the temporary position. From a Lady to a simple Miss - what has she let herself in for?The dashing nobleman was hiding a dangerous secret and loving him would be the most scandalous, perilous, exiciting thing Meriel had ever done.