The cure for a wilful wife Drusilla Clare is full of opinions about why a woman shouldn t marry. But that doesn t stop the rush of desire she feels each time her best friend s brother, notorious rake Gabriel Marlington, crosses her path. So imagine her dismay when she finds herself in the clutches of a scoundrel, only to be rescued by Gabriel himself. And when Gabriel s heartless and heart-pounding proposal comes, it s enough to make Dru s formidable resolve crumble is a smitten husband. She s sharp-tongued, exasperating and due to one careless moment about to become his wife. Still, something about Drusilla has Gabriel intrigued. First there s the delicious flush of her skin every time she delivers a barb and then the surprisingly sensual feel of her in his arms. Gabriel even finds himself challenged by her unusual philosophies. And when he discovers a clandestine rival for Dru s affection, his temperature flares even hotter. But the real threat to their happiness is one neither of the newlyweds sees coming. If they re to save their future and their very lives they ll need to trust in each other and their growing love.