Even Everard Ramsey's outrage could not dampen the delight that Aurelia Sinclair felt at the prearranged proposal of her childhood sweetheart, Justin, Lord Spencer. If Justin was less than ardent, well...what could such a dowdy, plump girl as herself expect from one of the handsomest bucks in the ton?
His sympathy thoroughly engaged, the fastidious Mr. Ramsey was already forming a most famous plan. If he could but help Aurelia with her wardrobe and sweet tooth, surely his friend Justin would sit up and take notice.
But when a breathtaking Aurelia emerged from her cocoon, slender and radiant, Everard began to wish Justin far away—the better to have his creation all to himself!