A scheming nobleman and a willful woman clash in this alluring novel from “one of the best-loved authors of Regency romance” (The Romance Reader).
Captain Christopher "Kit" Meredith, recuperating from wartime injuries, learned that he had become the new Viscount of Crittendem. All he cared about was returning to Crittendem Grange and beginning a new life in peace and quiet. He was unaware that Caroline Whitlow and her two younger brothers were living at the Grange and that they would be dispossessed when he returned.
When Kit learned the facts, he was happy to provide a bequest to them. But Caro was determined to refuse charity and would not be swayed.
A chance encounter on the streets of London literally threw Kit and Caro together—under the hooves of a pair of out-of-control horses. Caro was drawn to the stranger who saved her life, and Kit formulated a plan to get her to accept the bequest. He didn't realize that his subterfuge would first win and then lose the woman he most desired.