Allayne Carlyle, heir of Viscount Carlyle, is in a snit. All of his friends are happily married and wish the same for him.
But Allayne is in no hurry. He is wealthy, handsome and free.
Why would he want to be leg-shackled when women buzz around him like bees?
Lady Alexandra Davenport, only daughter of the Earl of Weston, is likewise excogitating the same thoughts.
She has been cleverly avoiding the matrimonial noose, but now that her 25th birthday has come around, her father finally put his foot down.
But Alexandra is in no hurry. Her mother left her with a substantial inheritance upon her death and she is not wanting of anything.
She is wealthy, beautiful and free.
Why would she want some wretched man to marry and take her money, when she could have more fun with clandestine coquetry?
Unbeknownst to our hero and heroine, their parents have been scheming.
What will happen when these two stubborn personalities collide?
Will they chase each other with a hatchet or will the sparks fly?
Join me with Allayne and Alexandra as they conquer the mystery of that little word they've been trying their damndest to avoid.
And so the story begins.