She needed a plan. What she found was a marquis…
Lady Evie Windham has a secret to keep, and a wedding night would ruin everything. She's determined to avoid marriage as long as possible, but with her parents pushing potential partners her way from every direction, she needs a miracle. When she meets Lucas Denning, the newly titled Marquis of Deene, Evie knows he could be the answer.
Lucas Denning has a secret of his own, and he's finding it harder and harder to ward off the ladies who seem to think him a suitable husband. He doesn't think they'd be so keen if they knew of the gambling debts he inherited and can't repay.
When Lady Eve suggests that they could be each other's decoy, it seems like the perfect way to keep all eyes off of him for a while. What he didn't expect was the steamy kiss that no one was supposed to see, and that he never saw coming…
"Captivating… [Burrowes] masterfully turns a simple kiss into an exceptional moment ripe with anticipation."—Publishers Weekly
"Touching and hypnotic…a beautifully unfolding love story."—Night Owl Reviews TOP PICK
"Intelligent, well written and fabulously passionate… Grace Burrowes always delivers a delectable story."—The Romance Review
"A cleverly written, passion-filled historical romance that will keep readers eagerly turning the pages."—Romance Junkies