Miss Heather Everly desperately needs to get married, but not just any suitor will do. Her family is harboring a dark secret and on the brink of ruin. Only the Duke of Ablehill, a man twice her age and known for his horrid disposition, can save her. He answers her letter and agrees to meet her, but the man who arrives is not the dastardly duke, but his young, handsome, steward, Mr. Calder. Heather must convince him she can be the perfect duchess, but the more time she spends with the him, the harder it becomes to fight what her heart truly desires.
Fallon Calder cannot believe that the beautiful and vibrant Miss Everly wishes to marry a malicious old man like the Duke of Ablehill. It’s why he must hide the shocking truth that the old is dead, and as his only heir, Fallon has taken his place. He is determined to find out all he can about her under the disguise of being his own steward, but what he doesn't anticipate is his own heart getting involved. The more he learns about her, the more certain he becomes that the only man Heather should belong to, is him.