Declared a spinster at the age of 23, Miss Margaret Lacey–brainy and beautiful, but penniless–resolves to make her own way as a governess until she discovers that her new employer is the Earl of Castleton, her former next door neighbour whom she rejected one fateful day, eight years ago.
NEVER SEND A DEBUTANTE TO DO A WALLFLOWER’S JOB
William Ryder, Earl of Castleton, is at the end of his noble rope. Not only has he broken ties with his longtime mistress, his mother has publicly announced her wish for him to marry—if only to help him raise the two young orphans a deceased cousin left in his care. Hiring a governess should solve some of Will’s problems…but when he meets the candidate in question, he finds himself in an entirely new predicament.
Miss Margaret Lacey is brainy, beautiful, and, once upon a time, Will’s betrothed. But she bowed out of the engagement—and, since then, has never been the same. A tragic accident robbed her of everything, and now, at age twenty-three, her marital prospects are slim to none. Penniless but not without pride, Meg convinces the vexingly handsome Will to hire her for the job. What neither of them could have expected from this arrangement, however, is an attraction that burns stronger than ever. Are these two lost souls finally ready to be schooled in the art of love?
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