It becomes a problem when Leo Hathaway learns he must marry and produce an heir within the year or the family will lose their home. However, he’s not interested in just any woman for a bride. Only his sisters’ paid companion, Catherine Marks, intrigues him.
Catherine has been with the family for two years and in that time she has done nothing but cross swords with Leo. The sparks that fly between them speak more of hate than love, but there’s passion in their arguments and a simmering fire in their eyes. When one squabble leads to a kiss, they are stunned by their mutual desire and Leo’s ensuing outrageous proposal. Cat’s dangerous past and secrets will either drive them apart or keep them together. (ST. MARTIN'S, Jun., 400 pp., $7.99)