England, 1817 ~ David Worthington, Duke of Penrose dislikes Miss Meredith Chambers, the governess who accompanied his new wards to his home. He might be able to overlook the fact that she is an American, but her lack of propriety is a poor influence on the two girls in his charge. He especially detests his attraction to the insufferable woman, and is anxious for her replacement to arrive.
Despondent over having to leave her charges to the mercy of the overbearing Duke of Penrose, Merry is thrilled when the Dowager Duchess hires her as a companion. Now she can stay with her beloved charges. But can she ignore how her heart thumps when the pompous duke gets close?
Two people determined to ignore each other, despite the pull between them, and the sparks that fly whenever they're together.