Alexandra had a terrible first marriage. Her cheating husband accused her of adultery and divorced her so he could marry his lover. Five years after the scandal, Alexandra moves to South Carolina with her aunt and uncle to start rebuilding her life. But no way is she getting married again! She's got big plans for revenge against the ex who ruined her life.
Her scheming father has something else in mind. He wants her to produce an heir to his banking empire, instead...
Enter our rougish hero, Conner Manning, who will do just about anything for the money to save his plantation from destruction, including compromising Alexandra and forcing her into marriage. But Conner, the county's biggest rake, has also made a bet with bud William that he'll have icy Alexandra in his bed within a month. Marriage seemed like the perfect solution when Alexandra's father came with his proposition: Money for marriage, even more for a baby.
These two strong characters clash, even during their intense attraction. Alexandra has to choose between revenge and love, while Conner has to learn what love even means. This was a page-turning read I recommend to all!