Ophelia Reid may be the most beautiful woman in England, but she is also the most ill-tempered and self-centered. At least that is the conclusion Raphael Locke, Viscount Lynnfield, reaches when Ophelia breaks her engagement, again, to his friend Duncan. Rafe decides someone needs to teach Ophelia a lesson in manners, and so, after betting Duncan that he can reform the shrewish harridan, Rafe "kidnaps" Ophelia, and takes her, along with his aunt Esmeralda, to his estate in a remote corner of Northumberland. But Ophelia isn't the only one learning a lesson, when Rafe, who has successfully avoided the matchmaking clutches of the town's most determined mothers, discovers he isn't quite as immune to the idea of love as he thought. In her latest elegantly sensual Regency historical, Lindsey deftly brews up a particularly potent blend of sexy chemistry between her expertly matched hero and heroine while skillfully constructing a neat and witty plot.