Because an unmarried Earl must be in want of a bride . .
Every debutante in the ton wants to be the Countess of
Hartfordâ€”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 brideâ€”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 motherâ€™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 Hartfordâ€™s betrothed? And
getting paid for her troubles? Itâ€™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 motionâ€”and
deeper emotions grow. But how can they be together when
the path theyâ€™ve forged only leads to their inevitable