Colin Brockhurst, Earl of Ravenshire, has gotten notice from his father that he is selling Colin's childhood home. It doesn't matter to Colin that he hasn't been there in over 20 yrs, it is where his beloved mother is buried. He can't believe that his father is selling it. Colin always believed that the home would be is as the heir.
When he arrives home, Colin's father tells him that he must marry or he will not allow him to have the home. Colin has no problem with marriage, but he was planning to wait another 10 yrs or so. Colin gets his father to agree to let Colin and Lady Angeline Brenham go to the home and inspect what things need to be done to make the home habitable.
Lady Angeline and Colin have been adversaries since they were young, but Angeline has agreed to help Colin since she has a talent for redecorating. She needs to do something since that scandal that made it nearly impossible for her to find a husband.
As Colin and Angeline spend time together, Colin realizes that they can solve both their problems by marriage to each other. Angeline agrees to a secret betrothal that allows them more time to see if they would suit each other.
Angeline has always wanted love to be the foundation for her marriage, can she get that will an arranged marriage? Will Colin realize that the lady he has locked horns with most of his life is the love of his life?
I fell in love with Colin in What a Wicked Earl Wants and couldn't wait for his story. Dreiling didn't disappoint. You could see the growth of Colin, from a wild young man to an adult with cares outside of himself, as he fought for his childhood home (which is what is father wanted). I loved the witty responses that Colin and Angeline had for each other and the physical attraction that kept drawing them together. Vicky Dreiling hit it out of the park again!