She wanted to stop a feud. She didn’t intend to fall in love.
Dorothea Hinley intends to enjoy the London season, even if only from the sidelines. But when the resurgence of an old feud threatens her cousin’s launch into society, she tries to manage the damage. As the family becomes fodder for the gossips, she turns to the one person she hopes can help. The son of her aunt’s rival.
Martin, Viscount Abernathy doesn’t care if other girls enjoy social success. His worry is how his mother’s refusal to release old grudges will hurt his sister’s attempts to find a husband. Joining forces with Dorothea seems a rational solution. Together, they lower the temperature between the old rivals. A bit. Soon, partnership becomes more, and they find themselves caught in a scene which could ruin the reputation of both families. The only solution? A quick marriage.
Tensions still simmer beneath the surface, and they find themselves caught between parties unhappy with this new bond. Can they build a life together? Or will old grudges erupt to new scandals which threaten everything?