As Phaedra's husband nears death, Iain Trebanian--the man she's always loved--returns to Cornwall believing Phaedra is a self-serving "gold-digger. "But every choice Phaedra made she made for Iain. Now Iain must choose: Turn his back on Phaedra's love, or continue to believe her choices were more self-serving than self-sacrificing.
In need of a bride, wealthy Simon Sebastian has no use for love. But he can't get Olivia Naismith-the stranger whose diary his dog unearthed on his family's grounds-out of his mind. Once ensnared in a difficult marriage to an alcoholic, might Olivia be amenable to a modern marriage of convenience? Seems a workable plan, until he stumbles upon the beautiful Olivia searching for her lost diary. Now, nothing but a true marriage will do.
When Brand wakes up beside a beautiful stranger attempting to escape a marriage orchestrated by her wealthy parents, he agrees to marry her. After all, the only woman he ever loved is dead. Moving his new bride into his basement apartment in Vancouver, Brand is determined to make a go of it. But his guilt and her secrets force a change of plans.