Michael Anstruther-Wetherby is a rising member of Parliament, a man who has everything . . . except a wife. So he begins a search for his ideal bride -- a malleable, gently bred young lady -- and thinks he has met his perfect match. However, he finds an obstacle in his path, the young lady's beautiful, strong-minded aunt, Caroline Sutcliffe.Once one of London's foremost diplomatic hostesses, Caro has style and status -- and she realizes her young niece is all wrong for Michael. This handsome, aristocratic man needs someone of strength, wit, and sensuality by his side. Someone more like . . . her.Suddenly, Michael senses that he has found his ideal bride -- Caro! Persuading her to accept his hand in marriage will take every ounce of his seductive charm. He tempts and tantalizes Caro beyond all reason -- but can he convince her that becoming his wife will bring her all that her heart desires . . . and more?