He couldn't refuse. John Parker-Roth cannot believe that marriage is necessary for his happiness. He would far rather pursue his interest in horticulture, but if one day he should find a female who shared his passion for flowers - a level-headed, calm sort of female - he might reconsider. Certainly the lovely young woman who has just tumbled into his lap will not do, as she possesses neither of those admirable qualities. Yet Miss Margaret Peterson does have many things in her favor. To begin with, she is a true English rose, blushing a delectable pink. And she is not entirely clothed. Her full mouth begs to be kissed. If only she would not wriggle so.oh, dear. He cannot ignore the sudden vision of her in his bed, but he must. What? Is Meg actually asking him to kiss her? Well, John Parker-Roth is a gentleman, first and foremost. And he cannot turn down a lady's request.