Patience is a large woman who is tired of everyone making a joke of her. She decides she will take a chance to find what sex is about when given the opportunity. Giles, Marquess of Ashcroft, sees her and falls in lust with her. He offers her a proposition. Now she must make her decision.
I loved this story. I loved Patience and Giles. They are warily dancing around one another but Giles knows that Patience will say yes. It is up to him to make in memoriable for her. Not only does he want her for sex but he wants to paint her. I like the heat between them. Patience's parents are clueless--her mother (who is always giving her eating plans) more than her father. He knows something is going on but not what. Giles' father is a villian. I loved that they took him on--individually and together. They take his power over them away.
I would read this author again.