By Elizabeth Boyle
"""A younger girl with a fortune is topic to all kinds of untoward attentions by means of the worst type of vagrants."" — Aunt Allegra
A lesson Tabitha Timmons, a penniless spinster, hasn't ever had to heed. that's, until eventually she is left an enormous fortune payable in basic terms upon her marriage to the very first rate Mr. Barkworth—a fit that provides little likelihood of studying precisely what her aunt skill by means of ""untoward attentions.""
But an identical can't be stated whilst the Duke of Preston occurs alongside Tabitha's direction. He spies a rebellious streak in her that fits his personal and he makes it his venture to save lots of her from one of these passionless fit, interfering in her existence at each flip. All too quickly, Preston—whose very identify spells ruin—has Tabitha stuck among the great fortune that promises her safety, and his kiss, which offers a wholly varied type of happily-ever-after.
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