Rebellious Julian Fortescue never expected to inherit a dukedom nor to find himself guardian to three young half sisters. Now in the market for a governess, he lays eyes on Jane Grey and knows immediately that she is qualified to become his mistress. Yet the alluring woman appears impervious to him.
Thomas, Duke of Castleton, has every intention of wedding a prim and proper heiress. That is until he sets eyes on the heiress' cousin, easily the least proper woman he's ever met. His devotion to family duty is no defense against the redheaded vixen whose greatest asset seems to be a talent for trouble.
Anne Brotherton is sick and tired of being an heiress. She cannot bring herself to marry a fortune hunter. Why can't men like her for her sharp mind and kind heart rather than her impressive dowry? Just when she is about to bow to her fate as a confirmed spinster, she meets the handsome and charming Marcus Lithgow.
Damian, earl of Windermere, rues the day he drunkenly gambled away his family's estate and was forced into marriage to reclaim it. Now, after hiding out from his new bride for a year, Damian is finally called home, only to discover that his modest bride has become an alluring beauty - and rumor has it that she's taken a lover. Damian vows to keep his wife from straying again, but to do so he must seduce her - and protect his heart from falling for the wife he never knew he wanted.
"very mixed feelings... and here is why:"