Marshall Hanley Bedford, Marquis of Waltham, willingly accepts responsibility for his step-mother and two younger sisters along with the obligations of his title. The last thing he needs in his life is another female, and yet another woman is exactly what he’s looking for ~ a mistress.
Evelyn Dennsworth is a shop girl on Bond Street. She may not carry the aristocratic title of “lady”, but she has the pose and charm to be one. She’s also in desperate need of a knight in shining armor when she’s accused of stealing a valuable brooch.
When the knight turns out to be a marquis, Marshall and Evelyn finds themselves at cross purposes. Evelyn insists on repaying the marquis for his generosity, but the one thing he doesn’t want is her heart.