'WHAT AM I TO HIM? A CONTRACT? A CONVENIENT SOLUTION?' Laura Townsend's plan to reclaim her family's merchandise backfires when she creeps into moneylender Philip Rathbone's house and threatens him with a pistol - only to find him reclining naked in his bath! The last thing she expects to see is this guarded widower on her doorstep a couple of days later, armed with a very surprising proposal! A marriage of convenience might be Laura's chance to reclaim her future, but she won't settle for anything less than true passion. Can she hope to find it in Philip's arms...?