When he mistakes you for a chambermaid…
The Marquess has something this teacher wants, and, as luck would have it, she has something he needs.
Beatrice Wolcott is desperate to keep her past a secret. She can't afford to make the same mistake other teachers have made—mistakes that have forced them to marry! So when the Marquess asks Beatrice to pose as his temporary fiancée, she would have refused… Until he offered to discover the identity of whoever has been vandalizing the school. How could she not agree to the bargain when the safety of the students is at stake?
In conceding, however, she insists all proprietary be upheld! Chaperone, check. Separate coaches, check. Signed contract, double check.
All this prim teacher lacks is a little self-control—or rather, quite a lot of self-control—as she's having increasing difficulties keeping her hands off this detective/marquess.
Lord Sexton, Chief investigator and Interim Director of the Society for the Advancement of Ingenuity in London, needs to address one last detail to convince the board to make his position a permanent one: A wife.
In his mind, a temporary betrothed will be just as effective.
And Miss Beatrice Wolcott is perfect for the job! As an intelligent woman, she'll understand the practicality of his offer, not yearn for romantic gestures, and most importantly, never expect him to make her his marchioness.
The charade works out perfectly until they surrender to the steamy attraction between them. And to complicate matters, the woman Sexton is inexplicably falling for, seems to be keeping a few secrets of her own. Is his make-believe betrothed as uncomplicated as he'd initially believed, or is she perhaps, the greatest mystery of all?
Don't miss out on any of these big-hearted stories featuring teachers and students from Miss Primm's Secret School for Budding Bluestockings—an academy where English Misses go to learn how to fit into society, but instead learn how to make their place in the world. Pretending to be the Debutante is book 3 of this Steamy, Regency Romance Series.
Other books in the Miss Primm's Series:
Trapped with the Duke
Educated by the Earl
Pretending to be the Debutante
Rescued by the Rake
Advising the Viscount
Make-believe with the Marquess and
Miss Primm's story… Schooled by the Bastard