James Hargrave, Earl of Arden, urgently needed a wife—and who better than his best friend's sister?
He wasn't looking for passion in this marriage of convenience, and plain Kate Honeycourt had been on the shelf for years.
Why, then, should she so firmly turn him down? Surely she couldn't be holding out for a love match? Although, curiously, the more he saw of Kate, the more aware he became of her attractions. Maybe love wasn't as impossible as he'd once thought….