Due to the codicil in his father’s will, Blake Dangerfield, Earl of
Hawkeswood, must marry the woman chosen for him, or lose part of his
inheritance. Did his father hate him that much? Wilhelmina Corbet is a
hoyden, not long out of the schoolroom, who hails from a farm in
Northumberland. The last time Blake saw her she wore braids and climbed a
tree to rescue a kitten.
Wilhelmina Corbet has dreamed of Blake since she was twelve. But the
thought of marrying the handsome earl terrifies her. She comes to his
estate, Hawkeswood, determined to measure up to his expectations for a
wife. But after time spent with him in London, Mina begins to wonder if
the rake is the man she wants to marry.
Can they find happiness when a handsome heir to a dukedom, unruly pets, and a young chimney sweep are thrown into the mix?