False Steps, True Love . . . Mistakenly believed by the Queen of England to hold a tendre for her granddaughter, Cassian Stratford, Marquess of Lansdale, finds himself packed off to the south coast at Her Majesty’s request. In the wilds of Weymouth, the bored aristocrat suffers from the most exquisite ennui — until a mysterious beauty crosses his path.
Assisting her mother in the day-to-day responsibilities of a lodging house, Miss Winifred Smith holds no illusions about her station in life. But when the dashing Lord Lansdale mistakes her for a lady of fashion, she’s far too smitten to correct him. And even though she fears what fate will befall her should he discover her charade, she cannot deny herself a chance at a passion she has never yet known.