Its all fun and games until someone falls in love Independent heiress Louisa Stratton is going home to Rosemont for the holidays and, at the familys request, shes bringing her new husband Maximillian Norwich, art connoisseur and artful lover, the man shes written of so glowingly. Theres one hitchhe doesnt exist. Louisa needs a fake husband, and fast, to make the proper impression.
Charles Cooper, captain of the Boer War and with a background far from silver spoons or gilded cages, is so hard up that even Louisas crazy scheme appeals to him. Its only thirty days, not till death do them part. Whats so difficult about impersonating a husband, even if he doesnt know a Rembrandt from a Rousseau?
The real difficulty is keeping his hands off Louisa once theres nobody around to see through their ruse. And then theres the small problem of someone at Rosemont trying to kill him. Keeping his wits about him and defending Louisa brings out the honor he thought hed left on the battlefield.
But when Louisa tries to protect him, Charles knows hes found a way to face his futurein the arms of his heiress.