What''s a duke to do, when the girl who''s perfectly wrong
becomes the woman he can''t live without?
Griffin York, the Duke of Halford, has no desire to wed this
season-or any season-but his diabolical mother abducts him to
"Spinster Cove" and insists he select a bride from the ladies in
residence. Griff decides to teach her a lesson that will end the
marriage debate forever. He chooses the serving girl.
Overworked and struggling, Pauline Simms doesn''t dream about
dukes. All she wants is to hang up her barmaid apron and open a
bookshop. That dream becomes a possibility when an arrogant,
sinfully attractive duke offers her a small fortune for a week''s
employment. Her duties are simple: submit to his mother''s "duchess
training". and fail miserably.
But in London, Pauline isn''t a miserable failure. She''s a
brave, quick-witted, beguiling failure-a woman who ignites Griff''s
desire and soothes the darkness in his soul. Keeping Pauline by his
side won''t be easy. Even if Society could accept a serving girl
duchess-can a roguish duke convince a serving girl to trust him
with her heart?