Felicity Langley had set her sights on marrying a duke from almost the moment she perfected her curtsey at age five. She begins corresponding with Aubrey Walworth, the Marquess of Standon (the Duke of Hollindrake’s heir) and by the time Felicity is ready for her Season, she is quite confident she’ll be the next Duchess of Hollindrake. But unbeknownst to her, she’s been corresponding with the current Duke, not his heir. So when the real heir, Captain Thatcher, returns home from the war, he finds he’s not only inherited the dukedom, but also that he’s nearly betrothed to some unseen (and quite possibly mad) chit. When Felicity finds this ill-clad, unfashionable stranger at her door, she assumes Thatcher is there for the footman position. Thatcher vows to set this impossible little miss straight, but before he knows it, he finds himself falling in love with her. At first, Felicity sees her new footman as nothing but a great employee and at a bargain salary to boot. But whatever is a girl to do when all she ever wanted was to marry a duke and suddenly finds herself falling in love with the unlikely man at her side?