'A Bluestocking with unfashionable interests, a Baron with a deep investment in trade, an unscrupulous business rival, kidnapping, blackmail and rescue, love found in the face of danger.
'Evan Shoreham, Baron of Wrenton, is used to the ton finding his business interests not only incomprehensible, but also worthy of disdain. As a result, he has no expectation of marrying any time soon. Which does not stop him wishing for a woman who might care about the things that matter to him.
'Lady Rose Gardenbrook has tried hard to keep her bluestocking tendencies well hidden, in the hope of eventually meeting a man she might be willing to marry. So far, that hope has been unfulfilled. The only man she has met who is the least bit interesting is Lord Wrenton – but he shows no sign of interest beyond intellectual conversation…
'Can they each risk revealing their feelings and hopes, or will the conventions of society keep them apart? And, when Evan’s business rival decides to take an unscrupulous path towards profit, will Rose be a pawn in his game? Can Evan save her? Or will Christmastide bring sorrow instead of joy?'
Source: Publisher's blurb.