Her Effrontery Intrigued Him . . .
The Honorable Gregory Rushton gave Miss Cressida Chalcot a triumphant smile. Once again -- of course! -- he had deftly thwarted her clever attempts to enveigle his innocent young ward into a highly unsuitable match with her flighty sister. As one of the ton's most sought-after figures, Rushton considered himself an extremely worldly gentleman -- far too wise to be dazzled by Miss Chalcot's saucy wit and most attractive person. He was quite looking forward to showing the chit the dangers of trying to wrap a rake around her devious little finger!
His Pride Scandalized Her . . .
Cressida swept away from the insufferable Mr. Rushton, her violet eyes sparkling. True, she was determined to secure her naive sister's future, but she certainly had no intention of letting her sweet Daphne marry that ogre's ward. It was bad enough she couldn't carry out the most innocent of plans without tripping over the regrettably handsome rogue. Must she carry the vision of his devilish countenance and penetrating blue eyes into her dreams as well? Rushton must learn he would never get the better of her . . . even if he did manage to steal her heart!