Love had never entered her plans
Elinor had come to London to find a rich husband. She found instead the poor but disturbingly attractive Mr. Christopher Brand.
She thought him a dissolute gambler. He thought her a scheming minx. She revised her opinion of him; he held fast to his of her. He wanted a wife with beauty and fortune, and she knew she had neither to offer.
With such odds against her, how could she win his heart? But she was not for nothing a gambler's daughter....