Serafina McPhee has been engaged to marry the heir to the Duke of Hartholm since she was a child. She has been trying to find a way out of the marriage for almost as long. It appears that she has gotten her wish when her fiancee dies days before the wedding until she learns that the betrothal contract is still in place and she must marry the new Duke, Rafe Flynn.
Rafe Flynn never wanted to be a duke and certainly didn't want a wife not of his choosing. So when Serafina proposes that they have a marriage in name only, he quickly agrees. He soon learns that the previous duke did horrible things to Serafina and understands why she wants this kind of marriage.
But what happens when Rafe realizes that he is in love with his wife? Can he undo all the damage that the previous duke did and get Serafina to agree to a real marriage?
I pretty much fell in love with Rafe myself while reading this story. After marrying Serafina and finding himself falling for his wife, he sets out to seduce her. I loved watching him earn her trust and her love over the course of his "courting" period.
Serafina was a very strong woman. Without going into too many details, she went through a lot and came out a stronger person. I love reading about strong women!
I also fell in love with the Flynn family and can't wait to see what Michaels has in store for them!!