When the Earl of Rothwick abducted Miss Linnea Ashley, he believed he was saving his nephew from a scheming adventuress. Once he discovered the truth, there was only one thing a gentleman of honor could do to save her innocent reputation: marry the girl.
It was a perfectly proper marriage of convenience, undertaken for the most practical of reasons. The question of love was never mentioned. Yet Linnea was becoming quite confused. Surely the last thing a well-brought-up young lady should be feeling was a burning desire for her own husband.