Tempest Manning knows exactly what she wants from life – or rather, who she wants: the dashing Duke of St. Helens. She only has to convince him that he wants her, too – a feat easier said than done. But an invitation to a house party meant to find the duke a wife means Tempest has more than enough opportunity to show him what a fine duchess she would make. If only the world would stop conspiring against her, she might have a fighting chance at making the duke fall in love with her.
Harrison Wright, Duke of St. Helens, is used to having young debutantes fall at his feet, though one girl does so quite literally, and on more than one occasion. He can’t quite decide if Miss Tempest Manning is clumsy or conniving, but either way, he can’t seem to get her out of his head. Or his life, for that matter. He isn’t certain what to expect when she accepts the invitation to a house party his mother is throwing, but he certainly isn’t expecting to fall for the dark-haired beauty, especially not with so many forces against them.
But as Shakespeare once said, “The course of true love never did run smooth.”