Lady Mariah Morehaven never made her debut because her father fell ill. She has been invited to attend a house party with her cousin Lydia and her cousin's future mother-in law, Lady Russell. As they are entering the coach, Lydia's intended (who she desperately wants to end their engagement) sabatoges the traveling arrangements forcing Mariah to ride with his secretary Nicholas Needham.
Nicholas is a younger son and Mariah is a baroness in her own right. During the house party, they fall in love. A year later, Nick releases Mariah from her vow of waiting for him while he is drunk. As her father has died and she must get married or lose her inheritance, she asks Lady Russell to help her find a match. She is devastated when Nick is the one sent by his employer to negotiate for her hand. Can true love win?
Victoria Vane wonderful! I loved this book. I loved the romance of the house party then Nick's romancing Mariah to win her back. The characters are great. I am waiting for Lydia's story.
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