A wounded beast ...It took Marcus Bradley forever to find a suitable bride. And then he lost her - all because some meddling matchmaker with a crazy notion about a 'true love' helped her elope with another man. Now, to save his sister from a terrible marriage alliance, he needs a replacement - an heiress to be exact ...and he knows just the woman to help him find one. A spirited beauty ...Danielle Strafford believes everyone deserves a fairytale ending - even the monstrously scarred and notoriously brooding Marquis of Fleetwood. Not that he's left her a choice. If she doesn't help him secure a wife - by any means necessary - he'll reveal her scandalous secrets. A passion that will consume them both The more time Marcus spends with Danielle, the less interested he is in any other woman. But the Beast must do the impossible: keep from losing his heart to a Beauty he is destined to love.