Lady Catherine Adair has lost her parents and needs a husband to keep her fortune. Her fortune makes her popular among the eligible men in London. The whole courtship process is distasteful at best for her. Knowing she has no choice makes everything worse.
Lord Abraham Coyle, Earl of Glasgow and Baron of Ross, grew up next door to the Adair family when the family was in London. After finding out his father had played a nasty trick on him and his brother, he has come up with a plan to keep his title and the family fortune. His father’s will stipulated that the son who married first would get the family fortune including the castle in Scotland and the townhouse in London.
Bram proposed a marriage of convenience to Catherine and hoped she would accept to preserve inheritances for each of them. What he did not count on was Catherine’s memories of how he had teased her mercilessly when they were younger. And more than that, he had spurned her sincere declaration. She had never forgiven him for that.
Would their rocky history keep them both from getting what they both deserved? More importantly, would they come to recognize that love could come even after broken dreams and lingering hurt?