The Seduction of a Spinster
Miss Victoria Hasting, aged twenty-four, was a confirmed spinster. At the height of her glory she was once considered a diamond of the first water, although she had since descended closer to consistency of mud. And, once the ton believed you had been dragged through the proverbial mud, they didn't much care if you stayed there. So, she entered into her 'exile' with a fervent hatred of men, some more so than others.
Lord Anthony Westley, was not a man to be crossed, in law or in love. Having returned from the Orient with the unfortunate business of marriage on his mind, he did not expect the ditzy debutant he once knew to have blossomed into a woman of substantial wiles and wit.
Anthony always claimed what he desired with the swiftness of a coursing river, but Victoria could not be bought, bartered or borrowed. Marriage would instead require strategy, stealth... and the seduction of a spinster.