Matthew had sworn that the disease of matrimony that was ravaging its way through his social circle would end with him. Unfortunately for him, Miss Williams seems to be determined to threaten his commitment to singlehood. Why would a woman with such a vibrant personality leave behind her family to keep house for her brother, and why has no one tried to marry her yet? Sophie Williams is trying to move on from her past, and having an earl showing romantic interest in her is not in her summer plans. She’ll just have to tell him exactly why he ought to move on. Every man of station requires a purely virginal bride, after all. He’ll forget about her soon enough.