Great characters, clever dialogue and outrageous scrapes will keep readers highly entertained. The protagonists evolve from immature individuals to a mature couple ready to delve into the complex world of marriage. Lovers of Regency novels will be delighted by
the rich, authentic description of the time period.

Harlan Dawnay, Lord Davenham, proposes a marriage of convenience to his friend's youngest sister in order to receive a quarter of a million pounds from his ailing aunt. At 17, his soon-to-be bride will be suitably biddable and allow him to continue his rakish lifestyle. But he doesn't anticipate his bride's reluctance to be ignored.

Lady Sarah Ainsworth has had a crush on Lord Davenham for years but has no desire to be married. She accepts his proposal in order to savor the independence a married women enjoys, but an attempt to gain her husband's attention initiates a series of events that somehow ends in disaster. With such a rough start, can this new marriage survive? (CERRIDWENPRESS.COM, dl $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Keitha Hart