Hell hath no fury like a bride scorned!Highborn country heiress Mallory Edwards was dutifully fulfilling family obligations when she exchanged marriage vows with a dashing gentleman she barely knew. But the charming beast abandoned her on their wedding night. Years later-facing prison because of her husband's debts-she has finally found the blackguard, John Barron, again. And she's not leaving until the faithless rogue grants her a divorce!John is enchanted by this delightful hellion who causes a scene at his London soiree. Could this be the forgotten rural miss whom his father once forced him to wed? Now that Mallory's reentered his life, John desperately wants her to stay-and not merely to help him snare the criminal who is ruining them both. But winning her hardened heart will take more than sweet words and sensuous kisses-he will have to become the caring, thoughtful husband who is truly worthy of her passion and her love.