When his grandmother threatens to disinherit him if he doesn’t wed, Marquess of Stoneville, Oliver Sharpe finds himself in a quandary. Not only does he want to avoid the alter, he plans to spite her edict by any means. Deciding to hire a woman to pose as his fiancée he sets off to the nearest brothel, believing that the best, and possibly the worst, thing he could do. But his plan is foiled when he meets Maria Butterfield.
In search of her missing fiancé, Maria flees from America to England. She arrives with the hope that he’ll honor their relationship and marry her now that her overbearing father is dead. Her tiresome search ends in a mishap that indebts her to Oliver. He agrees to help Miss Butterfield out of her predicament but at a price—she must pretend to be his betrothed. This is a ruse that ends in romance, as Oliver succumbs to her beauty and charm and will stop at nothing to make her his.
Sabrina Jeffries is a renowned, best-selling, historical romance author who can claim wit, prose, and seduction as descriptors for her books.
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