Evie Jenkins didn’t know what she was thinking by agreeing to switch places with her American heiress cousin. After all, she’s naught but a poor—and usually quite sensible—companion. All she has to do is spend six weeks among London society, pretending to be an heiress…and ensure that absolutely under no circumstances does she accept any proposals of marriage.
When his cousin declares himself in love with a new woman visiting from the States, Alexander Trenton—the sixth Duke of Hargrave—is determined to prove that the young lady in question is just another American "Dollar Princess" desperate for an English title. She seems innocent enough, but Alex is determined to expose her…by thoroughly seducing the lovely and fiercely intelligent heiress himself.
What he assumed would be just one simple kiss erupts into something wild, uncontrollable, and much too public. Now the duke must save her reputation with a betrothal…little knowing that his charming Princess harbors a secret that would certainly ruin them both.
4.5 Stars! I really enjoyed reading this book. The main characters are Evie Jenkins, the illegitimate cousin of an heiress and Alex/Duke of Hargrave, a grumpy and distrustful ‘Richard’ who I found hard to like for most of the book. This book has a mix of mystery, ‘sexy times’, frenemies to lovers, witty banter, whodunnit, a page-turner, forced engagement, with a wonderful female main character and a grumpy male main character, surprises, twists and turns left and right, with a ‘bad guy’ you won’t see coming and a HEA ending. I’d definitely recommend this book, it was very entertaining and I enjoyed reading it.
*I received this at no charge & I voluntarily left this review.*