He would claim his meant-to-be bride! Spirited tomboy Bethany Ashworth had always adored her childhood friend Philip Stavely. His betrothal to her cousin destroyed her innocent dreams... Years later, time has changed them both. Finishing school has transformed Bethany into a stunningly beautiful and elegant woman, while tragedy has made Philip society's most eligible man once again. This time Bethany will protect her heart, but Philip now knows exactly what he wants - and he's determined to marry the woman he should have swept up the aisle six years ago!