A single mom in danger. The man who broke her heart twelve years ago. He might have a chance to protect her, but she'll never risk loving him again.
Commander Blaine Lewis comes home for his brother’s funeral to find his sister-in-law in peril from all the gormless gits trying to step into his brother’s shoes. When the enigmatic Sutton Smith asks Blaine to fake an engagement to Cat in order to protect her, he has no clue how he’ll keep his heart safe. He’s loved Catherine all his life, but he knows she will never forgive him.
Duchess Catherine Lewis is seething about her new arrangement, but she has no other choice than to accept Blaine’s help. She decides that he deserves an opportunity to get to know his nephew—but that’s the only second chance she will allow him. She won’t ever be able to forgive what he did that fateful day.
Despite all the pent-up pain, Cat’s steely heart begins to soften and she wonders if there is hope for her and Blaine after all. But if Blaine can’t humble himself and beg Cat's forgiveness, he’ll lose everything that matters to him for the second and final time.