Feeling like a cliché, Lady Marian Lawrence sets out to snare a rich husband to save her family from ruin. Except with her biting wit and lack of beauty, the task is practically Sisyphean. Hiding her true self, she sets her cap for wealthy, amiable Lord Darley—until Darley’s best friend blocks their path to the altar.
A man who has vowed never to marry, Reginald Montague is as determined to prevent a fortune hunter from snaring Darley as Marian is to have a wealthy husband. Far from rich but possessed of an aristocratic lineage, Montague is prepared to do anything to stop Marian, including seduce her. With dazzling skill and subtle stratagem, he sets out to change Marian’s dislike for him into desire—as Marian struggles to keep the lie she’s living from being revealed by a truly disastrous love…