Lord Seth Templeton has no desire for life to change. He enjoyed every minute of his bachelor existence. Anyway, his older brother, the Marquis of Eastbrook, partakes in enough seriousness for one family. His reputation as a rake has never caused him any problems…until now.
Now, he must find a wife. And quickly.
According to the terms of the inheritance, he must be engaged within two months or forfeit his grandfather’s money—money that would save his family. Finding a wife would be easy enough for a man like Seth but he’s certainly not ready to settle down. Surely there must be a way out of this situation…?
In search of a solution, Seth finds himself in the depths of a place in which he never thought he’d set foot…
He also finds himself spending time with the clever Miss Prudence Hartley. The woman is a whizz with books and the law, and is thus, extremely useful to Seth. He needs her—for her strangely vast brain only of course.
After all, what does it matter if he likes the way she pouts as she reads a book or furrows her brow in concentration? He’s a rake. And nothing will change that.
Note: This is a standalone story.