|| Marcus Aurelius Octavius Whyte, Marquess of Daniston and heir to the Duke of Attleby, wakes in his mistress's bed to realize this is the day he meets his wife. That wife is coming from distant North Africa, where her father is a diplomat for the British government. Regina is no happier about the match than Marcus is, but it was arranged by his grandmother, the Dowager Duchess, and her father. Marcus doesn't want a wife, and Regina has no idea how to run a household as a proper wife should. What's Marcus to do with an undomesticated wife? One thing he is sure of—he doesn't intend to fall in love with her. Yes, he needs an heir, but he likes his life as it is without a wife. But from the moment they meet, sparks fly. Not just angry ones, but sparks of passion. So what's a couple to do when they planned on an unhappily ever after and it doesn't seem to be working out?