A woman running a prestigious London auction house? Preposterous! But that is exactly what Emma Fairbourne intends to do when her father dies, leaving her the reins of this fabulous enterprise.; Of course, she is not addlepated enough to do this openly and scare away her wealthy collectors.; So she and her friend concoct a deception, hiring a handsome and charming front man who will do;her bidding ;
All would have proceeded smoothly--if it werent for the maddening interference of Darius, the arrogant Earl of Southwaite, who has been her fathers silent partner and now shares ownership of Fairbournes.; An earl, of course, has no interest in running an auction house--and;Darius is certainly not interested in allowing the lovely Miss Fairbourne to run it either, her ludicrous scheme notwithstanding.; Clearly the business must be sold.
But the headstrong Emma is like no other lady he has ever encountered, refusing to follow his dictates.; Holding his temper in check, Darius decides to attack on a different front.; There is another way to achieve her surrender, one far more pleasurable for both of them