A STUFFY VISCOUNT
Viscount Chevers is about to renew his addresses to a fickle fiancé when he's laid low with an injury and head cold. Ruthanne nurses him at a sedate English inn, but despite liking her, his lordship knows this temporary alliance won't become permanent.
A SAUCY SCHOOLTEACHER
Ruthanne Rutherford is a woman of integrity and owes a debt of honor to her fellow traveler, Edward. She knows Lord Chevers's friendship won't extend beyond the Rose & Crown. Their pretend marriage has no chance of becoming real.