Lady Arabella Tremaine is in need of rescue. Angry and bitter at her banishment to Wales, she’s agreed to marry for all the wrong reasons, the most important being she loathes her future husband. Unfortunately, the man whose proposal she accepted won’t take no for an answer.
Rowan Grantly, Lord Malden, is avoiding marriage, especially to the woman his mother has chosen for him. His tastes run to sour, devious women who favor austere clothing, namely Lady Arabella Tremaine. When Arabella goes missing, it falls to Rowan to retrieve the unpleasant woman and bring her back to London.
Arabella is grateful to be rescued, even if it is by Lord Malden, a gentleman who she doesn’t particularly care for. And Malden doesn’t like her either. She can’t wait to go their separate ways.
Unfortunately, once Arabella returns to London, she finds herself ruined.
And betrothed . . . to Lord Malden.