The twice-widowed Duchess of Burnham is thrilled to finally have a fit, younger husband and imagines nights filled with the kind of passion she missed in her first two marriages. Lettie is every man’s dream—voluptuous and sensual.
The Honorable Ferdinand Ford is horrified to learn his family has made a match for him. Marriage is the last thing he wants. Ferd is the consummate man about town, except he has a secret—he has very little experience with women and has taken great pains to avoid them. Experienced Lettie is all that he fears.
Lettie might be a little mad to pin all her hopes for happiness on a man who doesn’t want her for a wife, but she believes nights in her bed will convince him she is a wife worth having.