Grace is horrified! Her mother not only lost their family home in a game of cards, but she also lost Grace! Now she's supposed to marry the scoundrel who accepted the wager. Daniel Throckmorten is no stranger to scandal. Afterall, his mother was accused of killing his father, and he himself is used to living on the fringes of polite society. He's hardened his heart against the sort of emotions that would make him sympathetic to Grace, and so he proposes a challenge - if she can resist his seduction for two weeks, he will not hold her to the wager. Grace has no intention of falling for this notorious scoundrel, but the more time she spends with Daniel, the more she realizes the deep emotional scars he carries...and the more she tumbles into love.