the Duke of Paisley
Baldwyn Sinclair is a Scottish duke, the only son of a Scottish father and an English mother. As a young boy, he was sent to live with his maternal grandmother in London, the Dowager Duchess of Durbin. Between his father's influence and his grandmother's strict regulations, he grew up to believe that duty outweighed all other aspects of life.
Up until now, he has been content to remain in Scotland to fulfill his duty. Truth be told, if he were given his choice, he would be there still, making certain his land, holdings and tenants are cared for.
When the dowager informs him that it falls on him to marry Lady Anastasia and produce an heir, his memory of the little girl throwing mud at him causes him to balk at duty for the first time in his life. But when he meets her and sees the woman she has become, his sense of duty becomes even more of a hindrance.