SHE'S YOUNG AND INNOCENT Miss Eliza Foxburn is genuinely alarmed. Her widower father, Sir Richard, is courting a young lady whose family is in trade! Worse, the chit is only nineteen--but one year older than Eliza. The tendre is making her papa look like an old fool. . . at least to Eliza. Surely she must make him see his infatuation is a mistake. And what better way than to encourage an impossibly older man to come courting her?
HE'S OLDER...AND NOT INNOCENT AT ALL General Ashford Huntley, a dashing officer of thirty-eight, is hardly over the hill. Back in London after a long campaign, he is making female hearts flutter. Yet he is surprised when the lively Eliza Foxburn asks him to come calling. When she steals a kiss, he's pleased. But when he learns she is only playing a foolish game, the wily soldier plans a new battle: to outfox Miss Foxburn and teach her a lesson. . . in love.