Julian Price is childhood friends with Henrietta Houghton. His parents died when he was young and he was left in the care of his wastrel uncle. When he was eighteen, Julian and his best friend, Thomas, enlisted in the army. Henrietta thought her chance for marriage ended when she received Thomas's marriage proposal three days after receiving news of his death.
Her twin brother, Henry, is getting married and Henrietta wants to get away from the marriage preparation. She decides to visit her scandalous great aunt in London. Julian is visiting Henry on his way to London. His life is changing because his uncle has squandered his inheritance. On the journey to London, Julian and Henrietta's relationship changes. She realizes that she has feelings for Julian. Her great aunt gives her ten thousand pounds for her dowry and Henrietta offers Julian a marriage of convenience. When she realizes that Julian has a mistress, things change and she no longer wants a loveless marriage.
I enjoyed reading this novel. I liked the characters and loved how Henrietta got her HEA with Julian. Victoria Vane does not disappoint.
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