The Neverhartts6 books in series
Never Defy a Vixen Publisher's Summary
What's a lady to do when her parents' death leaves her family destitute?
For Lady Wilhelmina Neverhartt, that means marriage to a much older man. One that also agrees to support her four younger siblings. Unfortunately her new husband dies on their wedding night and leaves her fate in charge of his heir, Zachary Ward, the new Duke of Graystone.
Zachary finds Lady Wilhelmina vexing and enchanting at the same time. At first he believes she married his uncle for his money and title, but that doesn't stop his growing desire for her. He wants her, but cannot trust her, and along the way, his original beliefs no longer matter. He changes tactics and uses their battle of wills to win the lady's heart.
Only a compromise will bring these two together, but their differences might be too impossible to overcome.