New York Times bestselling author LISA KLEYPAS delivers the unforgettable tale of a strong-willed beauty who encounters her match in one of London's most notorious--yet irresistible--rakes . . .
An eccentric wallflower . . .
Most debutantes dream of finding a husband. Lady Pandora Ravenel has different plans. The ambitious young beauty would much rather stay at home and plot out her new board game business than take part in the London Season. But one night at a glittering society ball, she's ensnared in a scandal with a wickedly handsome stranger.
A cynical rake . . .
After years of evading marital traps with ease, Gabriel, Lord St. Vincent, has finally been caught by a rebellious girl who couldn't be less suitable. In fact, she wants nothing to do with him. But Gabriel finds the high-spirited Pandora irresistible. He'll do whatever it takes to possess her, even if their marriage of convenience turns out to be the devil's own bargain.
A perilous plot . . .
After succumbing to Gabriel's skilled and sensuous persuasion, Pandora agrees to become his bride. But soon she discovers that her entrepreneurial endeavors have accidentally involved her in a dangerous conspiracy--and only her husband can keep her safe. As Gabriel protects her from their unknown adversaries, they realize their devil's bargain may just turn out to be a match made in heaven . . .
"Kleypas has the ability to play on readers' heartstrings in ways that compel them to laughter and tears, and allow them to create a deep emotional attachment to her characters. [...] Once more, Kleypas proves why she is the grand dame of the genre."--RT Book Reviews (4 1/2 stars)
"The world of Victorian England is drawn with Kleypas' usual sharp wit and well-researched political nuances. A funny and charming story that will delight readers from the first page to last."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Spot-on historical detail, hilarious dialog, and an exquisitely appealing heroine make this book a winner. Quirky, witty, and sexy, this compelling romp is absolute bliss. An addictive tale that readers won't want to put down."--Library Journal (starred review)