Where There’s a Will . . . There’s Romance!
Nerissa Wingate's grandfather, Sir Barnabas Philpott, had never forgiven her mother for running off with an actor from the 'wrong side' of the ton. And now Nerissa was paying the price – by having her fortune rest on her virtue! According to Sir Barnabas's will, she and his godson – the notorious scoundrel Miles Courtenay – must live together at Sir Barnabas's estate for six months among a score of poor relatives, eccentric hangers-on, and – it was even rumored – a ghost!
If either of them acted improperly, his or her legacy would be instantly forfeit. Nerissa could see the wicked gleam in Miles's eyes. He was a rotter, a rake – and a deucedly good-looking man. She feared for her reputation. Worse, she felt her heart go pitter-pat and her knees go weak whenever he came near. No. Never. Absolutely not. Charm her he might. Intrigue her he surely would . . . but she would not, simply could not, fall in love!