To Refuse A Rake by Kristin Vayden
Approx. 48,040 words.
Published on July 8, 2013.
Emma has sworn off love.
After all, it is pointless to subject oneself to such torture when in the end, heartbreak is inevitable. So, when Lord Daventry, the muddy brown-eyed boy from her childhood, returns to society she refuses to even look at him... well, maybe she'll look once.
But it matters not, for she promised never to give away her heart, not even to him.