Catherine Malboeuf is on a mission to get her ancestral home back and to find a diamond tiara that belonged to her grandmother. Unfortunately, Nicholas Adair, Duke of Boulstridge stands in her way.
Having been denied an audience with the Duke, Catherine breaks into his home to search for a diary she hope will lead her to the tiara only to be caught by the Duke himself. During down Catherine when asked about purchasing his home he decides to make a bet with her. If she can get a proposal from a titled member of the peerage, he will sell her the house.
Nicholas doesn't think he can lose. Catherine has been raised out of England, carries a knife and is the daughter of a rumoured pirate. There is no chance that he will have to give up the home that he saved from destruction.
What happens when he himself might be the cause him losing the wager? As he spends more time with Catherine, he can't help but be intrigued.
I loved this story. I tend to gravitate to the heroines that are not typical and Catherine definitely fits the bill. She was raised where the rules were much more relaxed and it shows in her personality. I loved that she was able to turn the stuffy ol' Nick into a person that everyone would fall in love with.
This is my first novel by Broadfield and it definitely won't be my last.
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