To get revenge on the man who destroyed his family, the Marquess of Pembrooke sets out to convince the man’s fiancée, the lovely Lady Claire Cavensham, to marry him instead, but when an awkward situation forces them into an actual marriage of convenience, they are drawn to each other—until the truth of their union is revealed.
IS MARRIAGE A BLESSING…OR A CURSE?
A man of honor, Alexander Hallworth, Marquess of Pembrooke, will not rest until he exacts revenge on the man who destroyed his family. Just one more piece must fall into place for him to succeed—he needs to convince his enemy’s fiancée, the tragically beautiful Lady Claire Cavensham, to marry him instead.
Lady Claire’s “curse” has always left her one misstep away from social ruin—her past three engagements have gone awry, and now her fourth is headed in the same direction. . .until Alex, a man she barely even knows, shocks the ton and Claire by announcing their engagement. What begins as a sham turns into something deeper, and more passionate, than either Claire or Alex could have imagined. But when their secrets are revealed, will the truth behind their union scandalize them both—or is their love strong enough to break the curse and lead them toward their happily ever after?
St. Martin’s Press