The Misadventures in Matrimony series begins with this delightfully sweet, poignant love story between a pair of mismatched characters. Galen's signature sense of humor, expertly blended with deep emotions, will hold readers captive right to the end.

Lord Valentine, Quint Childers, aspires to be prime minister, so he must have a competent, gracious wife. But when he awakens naked in bed with Catherine Fullbright, he's trapped into marriage with a brash, opinionated woman. But it might not be so bad, since Quint finds himself overwhelmingly attracted to Catie.

Catie has seen the worst in men and has no desire to wed. Only a cruel deception has her married to Quint, a man she doesn't even like at first. But love and passion grow, until their love and Quint's chance at his dream are threatened. Only Catie and her friends' daring can save the day. (Avon, Sep., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin