A tale of sweet surrender.
As far as Adam Liam Broughton- the 10th Marquis of Rexam- was concerned, women cannot be trusted with a man's heart. Therefore, it was not surprising that when a fellow Peer of the Realm changed the stakes of a card game to include his daughter, Rexam did not flinch. One woman was as good as another to beget an heir and he would find a way to spend as little time as possible in his future wife's company.
Fallen, the future Marchioness of Rexam, had taken years of her father's abuse and was relieved to be free of his oppressive care. After all, her new husband could hardly be crueller. He was handsome, wealthy, titled and he would hardly seek the frequent company of a wife who was 'plainer than rustic bread and as dull as dishwater'. Quite frankly, Fallen looked forward to peaceful days without a man's vicious complaints.
Only, Fallen was neither plain nor dull and Rexam was hardly immune to an innocent woman's sweet charms...