A Plan Gone Perfectly Awry . . .
A duel has left Lucian, fourth Earl of Wandersee, with a wounded arm and a sudden distaste for London society. Traveling in secret to the country, he is laid low by a raging fever — and he finds himself recuperating in a country cottage in the care of Bianca Dunsworthy, the loveliest and most outspoken young woman he has ever met. He sees at once that she is trying to pair him with her shy sister, Rosie — and delights in turning the tables.
Bianca will have none of it. As for the shivers that ripple through her whenever Lucian touches her hand . . . perhaps his fever is catching. Bianca has no time for romance until she fulfills a secret promise in honor of her brother. But she has never reckoned on Lucian’s singular determination . . . or on the passion of her own heart.