Mistress or Wife? Independent Margot de Bryun has no intention of giving a man control of her life! Although handsome rake Stephen Standish, Marquess of Fanworth, does pique her interest . Maybe a man can offer other advantages? Stephen sees Margot as perfect marriage material-talented, intelligent and alluring. But when a stolen family ruby is traced to the jewelry shop Margot owns, Stephen is infuriated and demands she become his mistress. Except Margot's not one to be easily tamed-and whether she be mistress or wife, sparks will certainly fly!