Finders Keepers . . .
One-and-twenty and still unwed, Maylene Treadwell has a talent for finding people and things, but not husbands. High-spirited and unconventional, she is more a worthy adversary than a blushing bride -- a fact made all too clear to the Earl of Hyatt when he comes to call.
Well-favored, wellbred, and well-financed, the Earl is nicknamed “The Ideal” by an enraptured society, especially those members with daughters to wed. But his long bachelorhood has ended in an engagement that may end in a mystery, for his fiancée has disappeared . . .
Upon meeting the boorish earl, Maylene is convinced the girl ran off with good reason . . . until his lips claim hers in a breathtaking kiss! Caught off her guard, Maylene believes she has lost her mind as well as her manners. But she and the nonplused nobleman form a heated alliance, sparring with words and succumbing to passion. Soon, Maylene begins to curse her inborn talent because the more time she spends in the Earl's embrace, the more she wished his betrothed to remain lost.