Once upon a time there were three young ladies, who,
despite their fortunes, had been on the marriage mart a bit
too long. They were known as â€śthe Spinster Heiressesâ€ťâ€¦
Miss Cassandra Howell is too tall, too bookish, and too
smartâ€”but she does have money and a father who wants a grand
title for her. Cassandra hasnâ€™t felt a desire to marry until
she meets the sinfully handsome Duke of Camberly, who
captures her imaginationâ€¦until Soren York, Earl of
Dewsberry, and her familyâ€™s sworn enemy steps in the way.
The Holwells ruined Sorenâ€™s family, and heâ€™s lived on the
knifeâ€™s edge trying to resurrect their fortunes . . . until
he considers marrying the Holwell Heiress. Not only would
her dowry give him the funds he needs, he has secretly had
an eye on the independent-minded bluestocking since they
both first realized the differences between men and women.
She likes to read; he has no patience for books. She knows
little of sex; he is a man of the world and willing to
school her. Her family destroyed his; his offer of marriage
may be her only salvation.
Now Cassandra and Soren must learn to love each other for
who they are, not what they areâ€”and the lessons are
becoming an exercise in absolute pleasure.