The Beauty . . . She's a lusty, hennaed faro dealer with a history of husbands and a legacy of land. But when Lilian Selby Sullivan Kingston Jones Jones Forster Ross Wilcox Teague arrives in rural Maryland to claim the Foster estate, she finds a ramshackle house, crotchety caretakers and fancy neighbors who won't give her the time day. Even worse, there's not a spare male to be found . . . until her late husband's very British, very dashing cousin comes to pay a condolence call!
And the Bounder It's Lily or his life as Archibald Foster Pierce move in to consol the grieving widow and search for the fabled Foster family jewels. Lilly's definitely not his kind of woman, but with only two weeks to settle his gambling debts or pay the ultimate price, he's a man who can't say no. He thinks he can handle Tiger Lil - until she raises the stakes and the gambling man finds he can't resist her game!