William Dunford is shocked when he finds out he has inherited an estate in Cornwall. As the new Lord Stannage, he sets out to inspect his inheritance. Little does he expect to find the love of his life.
Henrietta Barrett has been overseeing Stannage Park for the past six years. After the old lord's wife's death, "young Henry" had been left in charge. She believes the new lord will marry her off, forcing her to leave her beloved home.
"Henry" hopes to run Dunford off, despite his dashing good looks and reckless charm. Dunford, however, is onto her ploy and inwardly laughs and groans at her hilarious antics.
Calling a truce, Henry apologizes for her behavior and the two of them become the best of friends. When a copy of the will arrives, Dunford discovers that Henry is his ward. Appalled by his unguardian-like feelings, Dunford sets out to make amends, offering her a season in London.
What ensues is a hilarious adventure into London's high society whereby Henry sets out to win the ton's heart with her refreshing views on life, becoming the "Incomparable" of the season.
The lovable rake Dunford from Ms. Quinn's first two books meet his match at last. Refreshing, hilarious and brimming with witty repartee, MINX will tickle your funny bone and warm your heart. SENSUAL (Sept., 346 pp., $5.50)