A GRUMPY GENTLEMAN...
No one can make the Marquess of Bradford smile -- except his favorite horse. He avoids dancing at London balls. He scowls at the marriageable misses in drawing rooms. And, his gruffness scares shy Miss Eugenia when she meets him on a dark balcony. An instant attraction between them lights up the night, but she is off to Kent for the summer to care for the irascible Lord Nightingale and her young cousin, Delight, and never expects to see him again.
...NEEDS A LADY TO CHANGE HIS TUNE
In fact, Miss Eugenia's London season had been a disaster for she had neither a great fortune nor great beauty. So she has resigned herself to spinsterhood when the Marquess of Bradford appears on her Kent doorstep -- covered in mud and quite enraged. Of course, she suspects Lord Nightingale is behind Bradford's complaint! But she also believes a secret sadness has made him a curmudgeon. His horse knows the truth...and so may Lord Nightingale. But can Eugenia change his tune and win his heart?