Novelist Claire Hastings loves her unconventional, independent lifestyle, but in order to retain her family estate in Edwardian England, she must marry within the month. The unexpected solution? Enter William Knightley, a male escort who works at her best friend’s bordello.
Will’s more than willing to pretend to be a titled gentleman and receive an income in exchange for a marriage of convenience with Claire. As the clever couple tries to convince the discerning society that Will is a baron and this is a true love match, however, the ruse begins to feel all too real.
But as their wedding day approaches and deeper feelings develop, several unexpected figures from Will’s past reappear, throwing everything into question. When the dust settles, will obligation or love lead them to the altar?
Sensuality Level: Sensual
Licie Laine lives in Port Orchard, Washington, the real-life town made popular by bestselling author Debbie Macomber in her Cedar Cove series. She is a graduate of Goldenwest College in Southern California. This is her debut novel.