By Elizabeth Boyle
"""A younger woman with a fortune is topic to all types of untoward attentions through 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 basically upon her marriage to the very decent Mr. Barkworth—a fit that gives little probability of gaining knowledge of precisely what her aunt capacity via ""untoward attentions.""
But a similar can't be acknowledged while the Duke of Preston occurs alongside Tabitha's course. He spies a rebellious streak in her that fits his personal and he makes it his undertaking to avoid wasting 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 nice fortune that promises her defense, and his kiss, which supplies a completely diverse type of happily-ever-after.
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