Miss Calliope Haversham has eighteen days.
Eighteen days before she turns twenty-one and becomes a spinster.
Eighteen days before her inheritance is passed on to her loathsome cousin Beatrice.
Eighteen days before she must marry a stranger . . . or lose everything she has.
But Calliope isn’t worried. She has a plan. One that involves a bit of luck, the help of her daring best friend, and the curmudgeonly (albeit very handsome) Earl of Winchester. All she needs to do is secure an invitation to London’s most elite ball (something which she has no hope of getting), convince the earl to dance (something he never does), and have him propose before the night is over (something he has vowed never to do).
How hard can it possibly be?