**An unconventional woman and her buttoned-up guardian find passion in this opposites attract Regency romance from a New York Times–bestselling author.
“Whenever I’m asked which of my characters is my favorite, the answer always is Phadra Abbott. I love her scarves, her toe rings, and her desire to live life to its fullest.” —Cathy Maxwell
As stubborn as she is beautiful, Phadra Abbott will not be deterred when she sets her mind on something. The headstrong heiress has decided to track down her spendthrift explorer father—and nothing is going to stand in her way . . . not even her handsome, but oh, so stuffy guardian Grant Morgan.
Though strong and level-headed, Grant has watched his well-ordered life go disastrously awry since he first tried to arrange the irrepressible Miss Abbott’s future. And now he has no choice but to accompany Phadra on her latest misadventure—for it’s not only his sworn duty that compels him, but a raging, newly born desire to hold his maddening, enchanting adversary in his arms . . . and love her for all time.