When the Earl of Spenborough suddenly dies, his willful and obstinate daughter Serena is devastated. Then Serena is even more horrified to find that her beloved—albeit eccentric—father's will states that her inheritance is to be held by a trustee. And none other than the Marquis of Rotherham, an arrogant and fierce noble who used to be betrothed to Serena.
Now the marquis holds Serena's entire estate, knowing that the only way she can regain her inheritance is if she weds…. And only if the marquis gives his approval. But how can Serena trust a scoundrel to protect her happiness?