Lady Grace Landon is attending a house party with her mother and sisters. The weather has kept the guests inside and Grace is looking for a place to hide from the other guests so she can have some privacy. John Merrick, the Earl of Corbeau, finds Grace in a storeroom. When the door closes, they become trapped and are discovered by some of the biggest gossips of the ton. Corbeau immediately announces that he has just asked Grace to marry him.
Grace's family has been crushed and impoverished by her father's disgrace and they do not have a place to live. Grace would rather find employment as a governess instead of marring her best friend's oldest brother.
Shortly before Grace's father died and they were starting to realize the mess he had created, Corbeau asked to court Grace and she turned him down flat. Corbeau still desires Grace and uses getting caught in the storeroom to his advantage. Can Corbeau prove to Grace that he loves her?
This is a debut book from Ingrid Hahn. I loved the characters from Grace and Corbeau to Grace's mother and sisters. Corbeau is going on my "book boyfriend" list. He was the perfect man for Grace. I loved that he wasn't afraid to admit to her that he hated the endless entertainments of the ton and the crowds. This was an amazing read. If I had a real bookcase, it would go next to Eloisa James. It was sensual without being sexual.
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