A friends-to-lovers, military hero, “pretend” romance from a New York Times bestselling author:
When Major Bartholomew Blackpool learns the girl-next-door from his childhood will be forced into an unwanted marriage, he returns home to play her pretend beau. The one-time dandy knows Society demands perfection—and he'll ensure his old friend finds just that.
Miss Daphne Vaughan hates that crying off will destroy Major Blackpool's chances of finding a real bride. She plots to make him jilt her first. Who cares if it ruins her? She never wanted a husband anyway. But the major is equally determined that she break the engagement. With both of them on their worst behavior, neither expects their fake betrothal to lead to love...
Written with heart
A wonderful historical romance, written with heart, you feel for the characters. I have read a few books of this series, never disappoints for a light easy read with a HEA.