Debra Richardson finds the idea of marriage to be romantic and hopes to enter the institution one day. Eighteen is far too young, and she hasn’t had a chance to fall in love, let alone experience a London Season. Caught in a scandal, her only choices are to marry the man who accidentally ruined her reputation or spend her life in a cottage.
Alexander Evans, the Earl of Trenton, expected to marry his long-time friend, Margaret, until she refused his offer. Finding himself in the midst of scandal with a woman he’d met during a dreadful storm, Alex agrees to a marriage of convenience.
Unable to forget his admiration for Margaret, Alex unwittingly injures his wife’s feelings on their wedding day, resulting in her indifference. As they embark on a marriage of two people living in a house occupied by separate rooms, they discover wit and intrigue can both help and hinder their future.