Perry Shepherd, Earl of Brentwood, presents himself to Society as a bit of a fribble; carefree, fairly indolent, and bored to flinders by anything remotely political. But appearances can deceive, because scratch that polished surface and the real Perry appears, an invaluable and rather ruthless covert asset to England during the late war with Bonaparte.
Perry ignores the reappearance of Princess Caroline, consort of the new King George IV…until his wily uncle orders him to ferret out information that would make it possible for the new king to divorce his unwanted, blowsy, and rather audacious spouse before he is forced to crown her as his Queen.
Left with no options, Perry decides the way to the Princess is through her most trusted ally, Amelia Fredericks. A little charm, a few of his winning smiles sprinkled in with a touch of flattery to the girl, and, well, as one of his new acquaintances is known to say, “Bob’s your uncle.”
Except that Amelia is so sincere, so trustworthy, so devoted to Caroline…and it’s possible that both she and princess are in grave danger. Now Perry has a problem: how does he tell the truth to the woman he’s been lying to even as he falls in love with her?
Don't miss the book that precedes this story, featuring Morgan Drummond: THE BUTLER DID IT
“Michaels truly shines in this gem of a historical romance rich in witty dialogue and intriguing political maneuverings.” — Review by Patty Engelmann, Copyright American Library Association