|| She was known as The Spinster of Brightwood Manor, and that suited Lady Beatrice O'Brien just fine.She was happy being a spinster; happy running her father's estates while amassing a fortune of her own; happy tending to the needs of her community; and most of all, she was happy not having a man around to tell her what to do.But when Beatrice accidentally shoots her new neighbor, the Earl of Drennan, her life turns upside-down. Suddenly, this very arrogant gentleman, who also happens to be charming and attractive, makes himself at home at Brightwood Manor, and proceeds to court her!Beatrice knows one thing for certain. Marriage will complicate her life. But falling in love? That's an entirely different matter.