Wise, lovely, and kind, Kate Sheffield is determined that her beautiful half-sister, Edwina, marry a reputable man. Unfortunately for Kate, Viscount Anthony Bridgerton–London’s most eligible bachelor and a notorious rake to boot–sets his sights on Edwina, and what the viscount wants, the viscount gets. Hardly a problem for the impossibly handsome viscount, that is until the determined Kate, whose deep, dark eyes and lush mouth send his senses racing, presents a challenge that Anthony cannot refuse.
Worse yet, Kate’s response to his playful advances only confirms the ardent attraction that both seem desperate to deny. Anthony is faced with a dilemma. On the one hand, the perfectly amiable Edwina, while on the other, the most stubborn, single-minded–yet confoundedly desirable–female ever to grace a London ballroom. Anthony’s quandary comes to a fast and fateful conclusion when he and Kate are caught in an innocent but compromising position.