Lady Grace Carpenter knows that she can never marry because she would lose the guardianship of her siblings that she fought hard to win. No sensible man would take on seven children. She is caught at an inn during a storm. Mattheus, Earl of Worthington was caught in the same storm. Grace recognizes Matt as the man that she fell in love with during her season and waited for him to notice her. Now is her last chance. She can't have marriage but she can have an anonymous tryst with Matt. After a passion-filled night, Grace disappears leaving Matt desperate to find the woman he realizes he loves.
After searching and several near misses, Matt finds Grace. While they have a passionate connection, Matt has to convince Grace that he is serious abut marring her.
There was almost a "Yours, Mine and Ours" feel to the book. Grace and Matt were wonderful characters. While Grace was always the steady, mature character, Matt matured from a care-free bachelor to the man that knew he found his true love.
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