She's called "the Bridemaker" but Hester Poitevant prefers to think of herself as the gentle facilitator of marital unions. Hester's popular Mayfair Academy has helped teach many the awkward society miss how to find her way to the altar with the eligible bachelor of her choice. But while her students flirt and mingle, Hester poses as a prim widow - rather than reveal herself as the never-been-married beauty she truly is. He made his fortune in America. Now the dashing, scandalously sired Adrian Hawke is in London. Adrian isn't fooled by Hester's thin disguise - for she possesses the soft, womanly curves no sombre gown can hide. Adrian vows to reveal Hester's most precious secrets.