Lily Bachman’s sizable dowry is meant to secure her marriage to a titled gentleman, but instead it has sent every fortune hunter in London into a frenzy. Despite her father’s insistence that she choose a husband, Lily swears she won’t marry any of these “leeches” and focuses on her dream of opening a charity school. She has everything well in hand—until a devilishly handsome rake sweeps her into a scandalous waltz.
Ethan Helling, Viscount Thorburn, needs to marry a fortune thanks to his excessive gaming debts. The lovely Miss Bachman just so happens to have one, so he sets his sights on the stubborn woman. But when the seducer becomes the seduced, Lily and Ethan are forced into a hasty marriage. To gain her fortune, Ethan must find a way to make his unwilling bride happy. Can this mismatched couple afford to gamble on love?