Laura Davenport could ring her beloved stepson's neck. She loves Justin deeply - would do anything for him - but his wretchedly rebellious phase is wearing thin and people in the town are beginning to take heed. When Montclief, her ruthless brother-in-law, unexpectedly calls at her home, threatening to take Justin away, Laura won't give in without a fight...gossip be damned. So she does the only thing she can think of: she fakes an engagement to the sinfully sexy Earl of Bellingham. Andrew Carrington, Earl of Bellingham is not the kind a man to tie himself down to any one woman, no matter how dazzling her smile or how gentle the sway of her hips. But after one look at the desperation -and determination - in this golden-haired beauty's eyes when she ambushes him into an engagement, and Bell is powerless to deny her. What harm can a little rouse be? As they join forces to correct Justin's wayward behavior, passion smolders between them...and stirs longings this devil has never felt before. Could he be the marrying kind after all?