Love at first sight is a silly myth in the opinion of Lady Hazel Darling. Yet when she meets Garrett, Earl of Bainbridge, he’s so unlike any other gentleman she’s ever known, she can’t deny her curiosity. There is more to him than his reserved exterior, and she wants to be the one to discover what lies beneath his cool facade.
Garrett enjoys Society from a distance, but when introduced to Lady Hazel, he develops a taste for conversation and dancing. As long as he’s dancing only with her. An orphan raised by his only aunt, Garrett struggles to relate to his peers. Hazel is the first woman he’s felt a connection to deeper than mere attraction. His lonely heart calls for her like no other. Against his aunt’s wishes, he proposes to Hazel.
But once Hazel arrives at Bainbridge Estate, trouble begins. Despite his enormous responsibilities around the estate, Garrett shirks his duties to spend more time with her. But the closer she and Garrett become, the more his aunt seeks to sabotage them.
Their marriage seems doomed before it even truly begins. Hazel and Garrett must fight to turn their spark of attraction into an inferno of love…or else abandon the fantasy of happiness they once both shared.