Miss Nerissa Raleigh is in need of a hero! She has just penned her first novel, and her dearest Christmas wish is to become an independent authoress. Matrimony is simply not for her! Now a publisher has accepted her book — on the condition that she make her hero daring, dashing and fearlessly strong. What Nerissa needs is a real-life example. But where can she find such a paragon in the beau monde?
She finds him driving his coach with hair-raising speed through London. The handsome devil is Breck Davenant, son of the marquess, a leader of fashion, and a confirmed bachelor. He is appalled that this chit wants to put him in a romance . . . and intrigued. Here is a woman who refuses to respond to his charms. Now, in a ton awhirl with Yuletide festivities, Breck wants Nerissa to be his by Christmas. But first he'll have to prove himself a real hero able to capture her heart while allowing her talents to roam free!
Lord Breck Davenant (marquess' younger son) and Miss Nerissa Raleigh