Has anyone in London ever taken part in the coming-out
season with less enthusiasmthan Sabrina? She is young, lovely,
and possesses a sparkling wit, yet she knows she is but a simple
orphaned country girl—whose grandfather just happened to have
been a nobleman—and therefore feels dreadfully out of place.
Luckily Ophelia, the daughter of a family friend, has been chosen
to usher Sabrina through the perils and pitfalls of this all-important
first season.What better guide than thisterribly sophisticated blond
beauty who is the most sought-after lady in the city?
Even less keen to be in London is Duncan MacTavish. Having
lived twenty-one deliriously contented years in the Scottish
Highlands, he has recently learned he is the sole heir of an
English Marquis and is now required to assume his grandfather's
title and estates. Worse still, a betrothal has already been
arranged without his consent to the ravishing, viper-tongued
Ophelia, who has been heard to make scathing statements in
public about her Scottish barbarian groom-to-be.
Bad circumstance, however, can sometimes have distinctly
pleasurable advantages, especially when his unwanted intended's
sudden desire to repentbrings the dashing highlander into close
proximity with the enchanting Sabrina. Now this is a woman for
whom Duncan would willingly abandon hisbeloved Scotland: a
kindred spirit whose wit delights him...and whose essence is the
exquisite stuff ofdreams. But duty and station forbid Sabrina's
andDuncan's desired union. And a ecret dwells in thelady's past,
and it threatens their romance. Under such adverse conditions a
match that should be,a passion that must be, cannot possibly be—
unless true love can somehow, miraculously find a way.