1829 - London
Escaping for a early morning ride on her horse, Miss Gail Alton finds herself been thrown into the park's pond by Maximillian, Viscount Fontaine. He has the nerve to blame her for the incident, even though he was the one who could not control his mount. Later at Gailís sister coming out ball, she catches Max and her sister Evangeline kissing. This will mean only one thing, he will have to do the right thing and marry her sister. For some reason this bothers Gail, she does not know why, but it does.
Maximilliansí father has given him a choice, marry in three months time or be disinherited from the family wealth. He figures Evangeline will do just as well as any other woman, except he can not get Gail out of his head nor his heart. He enjoys their game of wit against wit, she can give just as good as he can. He will do the honorable thing and keep his promise to marry her sister.
Gail and Maximillian spar back and forth all the while pretending there is no attraction between them. They find clever ways on spending time alone with each other. Will true love prevail and they can finally speak out or will they forever have to keep their feelings buried inside of them?
A great let down your hair type of English novel. Some books come off as being stuffy and unbendable, not this one. The charm, laughter and wit are a fresh way of writing books set in England. The characters are more enjoyable to the reader.