"First Love Is Beating in My Heart . . . and for a Fop!" With her blue-eyed beauty, charm, and youth — not to mention a splendid dowry — Ullainee Pollinger came to her first Season expecting to be able to pick and choose among London's bachelors. Instead, her father insisted on matching her with the Earl of Saintsbury, whom he eyed as a prospective partner in business. At first sight, Ullainee was smitten with the tall, handsome man, yet she was also perplexed. For on the one hand, he was informed and insightful; while on the other, he waved scented hankies about and devoted himself to the silly fripperies of fashion.
Poor Ullainee! She knew something was amiss, yet could not divine that the earl had assumed an elaborate charade aimed at avoiding marriage. It was an absolutely infuriating set of affairs, especially since Ullainee's heart raced madly every time the dubious dandy looked at her. And he looked her way often . . . with increasing tenderness! Characters: Earl of Saintsbury and Miss Ullainee Pollinger