A Jilted Gentlemen . . .
Sought-after bachelor Lord Sanders is beyond humiliated when his flighty fiancée leaves him at the altar, providing the latest grist for London's gossip mill. Before long, his family is pressuring him to pursue a new match. Miss Barbara Ruthven is well into her twenties, with fiery red hair, independent ways, and an unusually sharp mind. Yet she seems more interested in helping him win back his would-be bride than in being courted herself. But the more time Sanders spends with “Babs,” the more he wonders whether his second prospect should really have been his first.
A Spirited Spinster . . .
Barbara Ruthven doesn't need a husband. She's quite content running her family's estate, and views the idea of forced marriage with dread — a fact borne out when she flees an arranged attachment to her second cousin. Babs only returns home after securing her family's promise that the engagement is, indeed, broken. But no sooner does she arrive, when she finds herself striking up a friendship with the dashing Lord Sanders, and helping him pursue his own wayward fiancée. Assisting Sanders seems like a good idea . . . until Babs begins to realize that he is quite possibly the only man who could ever capture her heart. And that in fact, he already has.