is more than a touch of the wild adventurer in each of them, and
they are loyal to the bone. Seven of London's most eligible bachelors
band together to form The Bastion Club, an elite society of gentlemen
dedicated to determining their own futures when it comes to that
most important step of all - marriage.
Wemyss, Earl of Trentham, never expected he'd need to wed within
a year or forfeit his inheritance. But he is not one to bow to the
matchmaking mamas of the ton. No, he will marry a lady of his own
choosing. And the lady he choses is the enchanting neighbor living
with her family next door. Miss Leonora Carling has beauty, spirit
and passion; unfortunately, matrimony is the last thing on her mind.
Leonora, Tristan's kisses are oh-so-tempting, but once bitten, forever
shy, she has determinedly turned her back on marriage. But Tristan
is a seasoned campaigner who will not accept defeat. And when a
mysterious man attempts to scare Leonora and her family from their
home, Tristan realizes he's been given the perfect excuse to offer
his services--as protector, seducer, and ultimately, husband.