How had he gotten himself into this predicament? Kit Wilde, eigth Earl of Bourne, had pledged to return home from the war and flirt outrageously with every well-financed London lovely to be had. He had not intended to marry the first country chit he dared kiss. How was he to know the impertinent lass was actually a well-born lady? Being tied forever in a wedding knot with Miss Jane Maitland should have sent the Earl scurrying away from his inconvenient wife, but there was blatant desire in his bride's eyes . . . and something else that just might make Kit settle into contented, passionate wedded bliss!