Lady Elizabeth Reynolds is perfectly happy living as a nun.
Secure within the walls of St. Albans, Elizabeth is determined to take her vows and never return to London. Life in society holds no appeal and she has no desire to wed.
Unfortunately, Elizabeth’s long absent mother has plans for her daughter. Taken from St. Albans against her will, Elizabeth has been promised in marriage to the Duke of Langford, a man with a penchant for cruelty and young wives. In return, Langford has promised her mother support in regaining her place in society.
Desperate to cling to her freedom, Elizabeth has only one option… run.
Henry Spencer Hammond, Lord Kelso has only just arrived back in England after serving the Crown abroad. Retirement for a man of his skills would be more assured… if he married. Any woman will do. As luck would have it, fate intercedes when a beautiful young nun hides in his coach and begs his help.
When Spence proposes a marriage of convenience to solve his problem and hers, Elizabeth accepts. She’ll receive the protection of his name. Spence will have his freedom. Their arrangement is practical and uncomplicated. Logical.
Until Spence falls in love with his wife.