This book has everything you can ask for, witty dialogue, an ancient curse, a mysterious cat, and a place called Loves Bridge. Catherine is a lovely young lady who lives at the vicarage with her parents and seven of her nine siblings, who just want peace and quiet to write novels. She has decided that she doesn't ever want to marry and plans on moving into the Spinster House. The Spinster House is a cottage in the village that is part of a 200 year old curse on the Dukes of Hart, the major landowner in the area. The current Duke of Hart, Marcus is required to make sure there is a Spinster living there and making sure the annunity for the Spinster is kept up so he has to travel to Loves Bridge.
So of course Marcus and Catherine are attracted to each other and the sexual tension is intense.
There is also another part of the curse that the Dukes of Hart have suffered for the past 200 years.
Every Duke since the 3rd Duke has married and died before his heir was born. This Duke is determined not to get married and sire an heir until he absolutely has too because he believes the curse is real even though he is loney and longs for a wife and family.
A lovely, sometimes laugh out loud, sweet, sexy story with great characters and wonderful plot with plenty of twists and a mystery at the end. Do Cat and Marcus get their HAE or not? I loved this book as much as every other book that Sally has written. There is a prequel book to this one called IN THE SPINSTERS BED. You will enjoy Sally's books as much as I do.