Alex Hollister was always one step ahead of the rumor mongers. As the reclusive A.H., she was a successful horse breeder, an unbeatable jockey, and a savvy businessman. As the fair Alexis, she was a demure and proper lady. Her life was exactly how she wanted it, and her plans were finally ready to be enacted. Everything was running smoothly until her temper landed her in a marriage with a man who didn't want her, a man who could ruin everything she had worked so hard to achieve. Marcus Clifton wanted nothing more than to outlive the falsehoods that had ruined his family's reputation. He had worked hard to get back into the good graces of the elite and had even arranged a marriage that would make the past rumors disappear altogether. He thought he finally had everything that was important to him. Then his cozy and disciplined life came to a crashing halt when an act of uncontrolled temper ended in a marriage with a woman who could destroy it all.