||In this Regency romance, spinster Mary Gates and bachelor Tye Barlow, the owners of contiguous horse farms, engage in an equine-themed battle of wits when a prized horse, known as "The Stud," comes up for auction.
||Headstrong Mary Gates longs to once again make the family stables the finest in England -- so she bids on the famous Spender stud. The only way to pay for the beast is to marry, but her only prospect in the village is her equally headstrong neighbor and chief rival, Tye Barlow. Mary's been tempted by his masculine charms in the past, but she's determined not to give in to him now.So Mary boldly goes to where the husbands are -- London. She succeeds in taking the town by storm, but the marital prospects are uninspiring when compared to Tye. He's followed her...and is clearly determined to thwart her plans at every turn. Still, she can't help but recall his protective embrace whenever they waltz across a ballroom, or dream of his tantalizing touch each time they kiss. And soon, Mary realizes she might have to take the greatest gamble of all...
|Editors Note 2
||She's a debutante set on making a 'convenient' marriage; he's one of the most infuriating men she's ever met. But it takes a bet to bring them together to discover even though it seems they have nothing in common, sometimes the happiest and sexiest marriages really are made by opposites.