She was the kind of woman, he decided, who would grow more beautiful as the years passed. ... Those dear to her would know the full, blinding force of her love and devotion. Others would only wonder what her husband saw in her.
I know you are a believer in small pleasures, but at some point you may have to fling open your arms and grasp something greater.
Miss Onyx Hamilton is on the verge of making what everyone agrees is a perfect marriage. The overwhelmingly respectable Andrew Littletree is so taken by her virtue and beauty that he's willing to overlook the scandal clouding her birth and her lack of family and funds. But then handsome, charming Major Jack Beresford comes galloping into Onyx's sheltered life. With his wealth and aristocratic blood, Onyx knows it's highly improbable that he would ever ask for her hand. Fortunately, the laws of probability have no effect on what Onyx is ready to give this supremely unsuitable gentleman. Her heart.… (more)