Fiona Amberly is an amateur archaeologist who wants nothing more than to uncover the Roman ruins by her house. She had a disastrous two week Season and prefers to be a spinster. Her dying Grandmother just wants to see her future secure so in a moment of panic, Fiona tells her that she has been secretly engaged. Her cousin is having a Christmas ball and Fiona needs to produce a fiance.
Percival Carmichael didn't want to be the Duke of Alfriston but when his cousin died saving him, he has vowed to live up to his cousin's expectations. He has retrieved the family jewels and is racing towards London to propose to the season's most eligible debutante.
Fiona attempts to warn a passing coach about a fallen tree in the road when the driver mistakes her for a highwaywoman. When the driver flees, Fiona decides to use the passenger as her fiance.
I received this novel as an ARC. I read the synopsis and thought that it might be an interesting read. There were several times when I was laughing because of the predicament Fiona got herself in. Then I was almost yelling at the book because how can Percival walk away from Fiona.
I absolutely loved reading this book. I loved Percival and wanted to smack Fiona's uncle.
I received this ARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.