“Did you sleep well, Duchess?” In the small space of the carriage, his voice seemed to be purring. “You could have pushed me away.” “I did.” His voice was amused. “But you came back.” A carriage accident, an inheritance, and broken promises. It was supposed to be an arranged marriage. Isabella and James had agreed on the terms, which did not involve living together. But when James unexpectedly succeeds to the title, he is determined to redeem the family name, and for that he needs Isabella to be with him. Meanwhile, Isabella has no intention of playing the role of a model wife, especially when a marriage of convenience means having to deal with a crumbling mansion and a demanding duke who is a stranger. She counters by setting new terms. Only, now that she is getting to know him, she discovers an unexpected side to him. Will the two of them be able to stick to the agreed terms, or will the unexpected happen? Will love bring them together when marriage did not?