Hugo Marshall is the "Fixer" for the Duke of Clermont. The Duke of Clermont is a total ass. The only way Hugo Marshall will get paid is if he brings the Duke of Clermont through the year in one piece.
Miss Serena Barton was a governess until the Duke of Clermont ruined her reputation. Now, Clermont has sent his Fixer to Fix Miss Barton.
The relationship that develops between Hugo and Serena is very intense and complex. The ending of the book is unexpected.
I was sad when the novella ended because I had wanted it to be longer, be more.
This is the prequel to "The Duchess War". While "The Duchess War" stands on it's own, read this first because it explains a lot about the plot and underlying twists in "The Duchess War."
Five out of five stars.