Roxanne Whitcomb plans to spend her first season in London after a family scandal—her father’s suicide and her mother’s quick remarriage—finding a rich backer for her brother’s inventions. Better that than searching for a beau amongst the deadly dull ton, who do nothing but whisper and speculate about her situation. But then she meets Spencer Tanner and falls, dare she say it, in love. With a cit! But a handsome, rich, loyal and exasperating cit.
Tanner is attracted to Roxanne’s wit and startled by her volatility. But he assumes she’s like other women of the ton—in need of protection, in desire of convention. Tanner is inclined to wade in with his fists when Roxanne needs assistance, only to discover she is more than capable of rescuing herself. And to his surprise, this only makes him like her more. Or is it something else, something Spencer Tanner never expected to find amidst the fortune hunters in London? Something like…love.