Former childhood sweethearts meet again, fifteen years later, and find that the spark that brought them together is still there. The first in a brand new Regency romance series about rakish dukes and the governesses who steal their hearts. First love is always the sweetest. For years, Abigail Linton devoted herself to caring for her parents and her siblings' children. Now, eager to create a life of her own, Abby seizes upon a position as a governess on a neighboring estate. Unfortunately, her absentee employer is Maxwell Bryce, the Duke of Rothwell, the notorious rake who once broke her youthful heart. But since he hasn't set foot on his estate for fifteen years, Abby assumes she'll never have to lay eyes on him ever again. Then, from out of nowhere, Max appears. He is stunned to come face to face with the girl next door he fell for years ago--before he went away, and she stopped writing to him. . .even though Abby swears that he is the one who left her without a word. Could it be that this spirited, witty spinster has won Max's heart all over again--and that they may have a second chance at love? Olivia Drake's novels are: Lush. --Fresh Fiction Compelling...filled with intrigue. --Affaire de Coeur Skillful...readers will rejoice. --RT Book Reviews.