The Duke of Hayward, Grayson Dawkins needed a wife. And soon. His business partners required him to be ‘secure’ in their future endeavors before buying in. Reputed as a rake, he was having a difficult time procuring any kind of fiance. Greer Maxwell was daughter to the Viscount Sutherland, but Grayson didn’t know it by looking at her. Her dress was threadbare, her shoes worn, and dirt smeared her cheek. Saving the disgruntled lass from an incident with his ‘friend’, he offers to secure her future with an offer of marriage. Presuming her to be the governess, he is astonished when she demands three tasks for him to complete before accepting.