Proper Conduct : Penelope Harwood has no patience for starry-eyed, romantic daydreams. It's that sort of foolish thinking that saw her father plunge the family into financial disaster, and left her stranded at the altar, heartbroken and shamed. Penelope wishes for nothing more than to be an independent lady, taking charity from no one . . . especially not Lord Nevin. But when her father's latest scheme threatens to ruin them, she has no choice but to trust the enigmatic man's offers of help. Though she has sworn never to give her heart again, how can Penelope guard against the attentions of someone who makes her feel so womanly, beautiful, and desperately wanted?