HE PLANS TO WOO, WIN, AND WED THE MOST UNSUITABLE BRIDE HE CAN FIND! Though she possessed a vast inheritance at age one-and-thirty, Francesca was taller than most men and better educated. If all that failed to spook a potential suitor, her illegitimate birth to an Italian commoner would do the trick.
She was perfect! Viscount Clayburn, the most notorious rake in London, spent his whole life rebelling against his manipulative father. Now, to thwart a plot to marry him off to an heiress of prime farmland, he found a woman unacceptable to his father ... but most pleasing to himself.
Though she had no intention of succumbing to the seduction of this silver-eyed devil, Francesca was aware of an amusing fact: The rake had no idea he was trying to seduce the very woman his father wished him to marry!