Beauregard “Beau” Courtland has no use for the whims of
society and even less for aristocratic titles. As a younger
son, he travels the world in search of adventure with no
plans to settle down. Even when the title of Viscount
Rainsleigh is suddenly forced upon him, he will not bend to
duty or decorum. Not until an alluring young woman appears
on the deck of his houseboat, determined to teach him
propriety in all things and tempting him with every
Lady Emmaline Crumbley has had a wretched year. Her elderly
husband dropped dead without naming her in his will and
she’s been relegated to the life of a dowager duchess at the
age of 23. She has no wish to instruct a renegade viscount
in respectability, but desperate to escape her greedy
stepson, Beau’s family makes her an offer she cannot refuse:
teach the new lord to behave like a gentleman, and they’ll
help her earn the new, self-sufficient life of her dreams.
Emmaline agrees, only to discover that instructing the
viscount is one thing, but resisting him is quite another.
How can she teach manners to the rakish nobleman if he is
determined to show her the thrill of scandal instead?