Brinley Wentworth, the Duke of Exeter, is not in the best of moods when his mother insists upon his hosting a week-long shooting party—a paltry excuse to force eligible females upon him. Farrah Dorset is equally disenchanted with the prospect of accompany her friend Lady Hazel Beardsley to the party, aware that she will not be made welcome.
Brin, contrary by nature, takes an avid interest in Farrah, and not only in order to win a dare set by his closest friends. When someone tries to attack Farrah on his estate, it brings out Brin’s protective instincts in spades. Determined to keep the spirited Miss Dorset alive, he fails to take into account her fierce determination to look after herself.
Withstanding the disapproval of Brin’s formidable mother and the resentment of the females keen to secure Brin’s attention, the truth behind the attacks when it finally becomes apparent is so startling that Farrah throws caution to the wind in a reckless attempt to protect Brin.
Will Brin be in time to save the contrary creature who has stolen his heart…