Lord Carlton was quite simply the most arrogant man Susan Phillips had ever encountered. As a young American visiting her aunt and uncle in London, she was not accustomed to the rigid proprieties of English society — or the cutting remarks of its Corinthian lords. And Carlton was the worst of the lot, daring to tell her to her face that she was nothing more than a scheming wanton! Susan wondered just how impervious the handsome earl would prove to the wanton scheme she suddenly had in mind.
Carlton knew better than to be taken in by the innocent facade of the American chit, but he was too much of a gentleman to reveal his sources. She was a flirt, a fortune hunter, a shameless baggage sent across the Atlantic to ensnare a title. Still, he felt strangely intrigued when she turned her admittedly lovely charms on him. And when she claimed to have been compromised by him, he knew precisely how to deal with her: he'd make her his Countess, then teach her exactly what he expected from a wife.