A true romantic, Miss Clara Witherspoon has always known her prince charming would come to rescue her from her dastardly stepmother and two wicked stepsisters. She just never imagined he would show up while she was cleaning chamber pots and accuse her of trespassing.
After his wife and young son were taken from him in a tragic accident, the notoriously cold-hearted Duke of Thorncroft swore he would never fall in love again. It is a promise he is able to keep for seven long years…until he happens upon an impudent young beauty who claims they are destined to be together.
Thorncroft may not be the prince charming Clara has always envisioned, but she knows that despite his gruffness and cynical nature he is a man capable of great love. Now the only thing she has to do is defy her evil stepmother, sneak into the most prestigious ball of the season, and convince Thorncroft to believe in love again…before he marries someone else.