Olivia Caine, Duchess Helford, could not be happier to be a widow. Although her cruel husband deserved his mysterious death, Olivia had no intentions of marrying again- that is until her cousin demands it or she will have to leave Helford Hall. She doesn’t have much time to find a willing man- and isn’t sure she wants one anyway!
Edward Deckhart has a rebellious heart that has never obeyed the rules of the ton. Being an inn keeper has kept him away from society’s requirements of a young man and lets him do whatever he wishes. When a beautiful blonde woman takes a room for the night, he cannot help but be intrigued by her cryptic behavior. She is hiding something, he is sure of it. Does he take the risk to uncover her secrets by getting involved with a lovely stranger?