Because an unmarried Earl must be in want of a bride . . .
Every debutante in the ton wants to be the Countess of Hartford—and mistress of Hartsworth Castle. Never mind that Hart has no interest in marrying just yet, the young ladies hunt him as ruthlessly as a pack of hounds after the elusive fox. What he needs is a hired bride—one who is guaranteed to call it off at the end of the Season.
Because a girl with no prospects will do what she must to help her family . . .
Miss Emily Spencer must do something. Her mother’s health is failing and the notorious Duke of Danby is growing dangerously close. Why not hide in plain sight and pretend to be the Earl of Hartford’s betrothed? And getting paid for her troubles? It’s just what she needs to make her family comfortable again.
Because love comes when you least expect it . . .
Sparks fly when the two put their plan in motion—and deeper emotions grow. But how can they be together when the path they’ve forged only leads to their inevitable separation?
When the Duke of Danby is involved you know it’s going to be a good one! This one is like a fairy tale. They both entered into the arrangement with no thoughts about it turning into something more than a business arrangement. I loved how they didn’t fight it and protected each other.
Emily is different from other girls when it comes to how she acts and talks. I loved her when from the time she met his mother and helped the maid. Every time she spoke her mind it was with a purpose and she wasn’t afraid to take on someone.
Hart is a gentleman even when women hunt him down like they do. I loved him from the start when he left his house and had a plan. He didn’t care about parties and finding a wife. He just wanted to live his life.
This one has a twist that I was not expecting, but it worked out great.
*I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review*