Grey Dorning, Earl of Casriel, must marry well and soon. He has five brothers whom he must assist to get a start in life, an entire estate going ragged around the edges, and nothing he’s done to put the earldom’s finances to rights has worked. He needs to wed an agreeable heiress looking for a title, a lady who will be content to marry a man more renowned for his manners than his fortune.
Beatitude, the widowed Countess of Canmore, wants a friendly, temporary liaison with a charming man who won’t curtail her hard-won freedom. She’s not wealthy, but she has earned her independence and intends to guard it well. Grey knows what he needs, Addy knows what she wants, so why can’t they stop thinking about each other?