Lady Diana Ballinger would do anything to help her twin brother wed his beloved . . . even don his garments and try to win back the fortune he’d lost to the notorious gamester, Jack Melville. When the handsome scoundrel announced that in lieu of winnings, he would claim his opponent’s sister as his bride, Diana bravely agreed to the scandalous stakes — only to lose hand after hand to a man she could neither defeat nor forget.
Jack Melville was merely amusing himself when he made his outrageous proposal. The jaded bachelor had no intention of marrying anyone, certainly not some chit he’d never set eyes upon. But then he met Lady Diana, and he was no longer certain of anything at all. Before long, he realized he’d won the game only to lose his heart — forever.