BartholomewYancy never expected to inherit an English earldom and had no intention ofmarrying. Now, the Earl of Ramsbury and last in his line, he's obligated toresign his position as England's War Secretary, find a wife, and produce anheir. Only one woman holds the least appeal: Isobel Ferguson, an exquisiteScotswoman. Brought to Scotland to mediate between feuding clans, he doggedlywoos her.
Disillusioned with men pursuing her for her attractiveness, rather than herunusual intellect, Isobel has all but abandoned any hope of finding a husbandin the Highlands. Not only does she believe Yancy no different than her othersuitors, he's a notorious rake. She's been told he's practically betrothed.Therefore, his interest in her cannot possibly be honorable, and so she shunshis attentions.
When Isobel is mistakenly abducted by a band of rogue Scots, Yancy risks hislife to rescues her. To salvage her compromised reputation, her brother andfather insist she marry him. Yancy readily agrees, but Isobel--knowing full wellshe's fated for spinsterhood by refusing his offer-- won't be coerced intomarriage.
Can love unite a reluctant earl and a disenchanted beauty?