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A hilarious, sparkling historical romantic comedy, with an irresistible family at its heart, perfect for fans of Julia Quinn's Bridgerton and Martha Waters.
'Virginia Heath's fun characters and situations will have you laughing out loud! Don't miss this wonderful read!' Sabrina Jeffries
'Filled with fabulously British banter, wit, and heart, this delightful book is one of my must-read rom coms of the year' Evie Dunmore
The trouble with lies is they have a tendency to catch a man out.
The last thing Hugh Standish, Earl of Fareham, wants is a wife. But since the only way to keep his mother's matchmaking ways at bay is the promise of impending nuptials, Hugh takes the most logical action: he invents a fake fiancée.
It's the perfect plan - until Hugh learns that his mother is on a ship bound for England to meet his 'beloved'. He needs a solution fast, and when he collides with a mysterious beauty, he might just have found the answer to his prayers.
Minerva Merriwell is desperate for money to support her sisters, and although she knows that posing as the Earl's fiancée might seem nonsensical, it's just too good an offer to refuse.
As the Merriwells descend upon Hugh's estate, the household is thrown into turmoil as everyone tries to keep their tangled stories straight. And with Hugh and Minerva's romantic ruse turning into the real thing, is true love just one complication too many?
Early readers can't get enough of Never Fall For Your Fiancée!
'An utterly heartwarming and hilarious romp through regency England . . . Virginia Heath's new series is the perfect blend of humour and romance that Bridgerton fans will fall head over heels for' 5* NetGalley review
'A fresh, fun and a totally original take on the regency romance genre . . . the witty banter is brilliant and so entertaining! . . . I can't wait to read more from this author' 5* NetGalley review
'I absolutely loved this book . . . A historical romance with humour. Looking forward to the next book by Virginia Heath' 5* NetGalley review
'What a fun story! . . . Hugh and Minerva have fantastic chemistry, and they send up sparks every time they are on the page together . . . A great read all the way around!' 5* NetGalley review
'The first in a new series & boy what a starter, it had me hooked & giggling from the first page . . . If you want a humorous, entertaining often farcical yet romantic read look no further' 5* NetGalley review
'I loved, loved, loved this story!' 5* NetGalley review
Heath (How Not to Chaperone a Lady) launches a historical rom-com series with this fun, charming tale of a lie spun wildly out of control. Hugh Standish, Earl of Fareham, has resolved never to marry, but his headstrong mother is determined to find him a wife. To evade her long-distance matchmaking, Hugh invents a fianc e named Minerva, whom he describes in detailed letters over the course of two years. Then his mother announces her intention to visit and finally meet Hugh's intended. Luckily for him, he happens to meet the beautiful but impoverished artist Minerva Merriwell, who agrees to pose as Hugh's fianc e and, when the time is right, stage a broken engagement in exchange for 40 pounds. Unluckily for him, he and Minerva have a genuine connection, and his fake fianc e may wind up a greater threat to his independence than his meddling mother. Their ruse is also complicated by the delightful cast of supporting characters, including Hugh's disdainful butler, Minerva's difficult younger sisters, and the showboating actor Hugh hires to play their mother. Heath's sole misstep is an overreliance on miscommunication to drive the plot, but the farcical group scenes will have readers laughing out loud. This is well worth a look.)\n