Bored to tears with the oh-so proper men who courted her in London.
She dreaded spending five minutes in their company let alone contemplating a lifetime, so she happily returns to Rosebriar for the summer; still unmarried after three unsuccessful Seasons.
The exceedingly handsome Duke of Hawksley has finally decided to return to society after setting aside his rakish ways to come to terms with the terrible losses of his father and his brother and finally come to terms with his new title.
When he receives an invitation to spend the summer with his friend, the Marquis of Ashford at his country estate, he jumps at the chance to alleviate his weariness— then he steps into Poppy’s secluded garden.
She is definitely a welcome diversion after having spent the last year tucked away at his country estate. More than a pretty face he is unexpectedly fascinated by her innocence and soon finds he is unable to resist the forbidden lure of his best friend’s sister.
Neither can deny their irresistible attraction to the other, but are they ready to risk it all for love?