- My hero has one of those horribly clichéd hero names of romance fiction: friends call him Griff. His full name is George Augustus Frederick Griffin, Viscount Chanderley.
- He has to find a respectable wife. Fast.
- He has problems with his papa:
“So,” the earl said and eyed Griffin from top to toe. So far he had not offered his son to take a seat, and it became increasingly clear that neither would he do so now. “I have summoned you here today, Chanderley, to discuss your future.” The earl paused as if waiting for a comment.Taking his cue, Griff echoed with forced politeness, “My future?”“Indeed. It is well past time that you do your duty to your family and produce an heir. So this season you will find a suitable wife. A respectable girl from a good family and with an umblemished reputation.”Griff felt the trap close around him.“After the wedding,” his father went on, “you will naturally remove yourself from London and settle down in the country. I will be generous and leave one of the estates at your disposal. Shall we say Rinton Park?”
Which was nicely situated among the Yorkshire moors. Griff gritted his teeth.