The Confessions Of A Duchess (Paperback) by Cornick Nicola
When an ancient tax law is invoked requiring all unmarried ladies to either wed or surrender half their wealth it's not long before the quiet village of Fortune's Folly is overrun by a swarm of fortune-hunting bachelors. Marry again? Never
Not after what Laura the dowager duchess was forced to endure. Even if the arrival of her onetime paramour Dexter Anstruther is oh-so-tempting she knows the secret she's kept from him would destroy any chance at a future together. Young handsome and scandalously enticing Dexter suspects Laura has a hidden motive for resisting his charms...and he intends to expose her by any means necessary.