Beautiful though she is, Victoria Douglas's reputation for reckless behaviour has put her marriage prospects at risk. Infuriated to discover that her family has betrothed her to a stranger, Victoria nevertheless finds herself deeply attracted to her future groom...Alexander Emerson is on a quest to find his real father, and to right the wrongs brought about by his stepfather against the Douglas family. A match to wed the youngest daughter, Victoria, and restore the family fortune seems a suitable arrangement. Even more so when he finds himself enchanted by his irrepressible bride-to-be. But their pursuit of a future together is threatened when Alexander's enemies conspire to bring ruin to the couple- as scandal and surprises collide in a game of desire and deceit that can only be won by true love itself.