After years abroad, Royal has returned to Bransford Castle to find his father dying and the family treasury nearly empty. Then the old duke wrests a final promise from his guilt-ridden son: that Royal will marry heiress Jocelyn Caulfield and restore the estate to its former glory. However, it is not his fiancee who quickens Royal's pulse, but rather her beautiful cousin Lily Moran.
Penniless Lily knows that nothing can come of their undeniable attraction, but there is a way she can help Royal. Enlisting some questionable characters from her past, Lily concocts an elaborate ruse to recover some of the Bransford fortune from a notorious confidence artist. As the dangerous scheme unfolds, Lily and Royal are thrown together in pursuit of the very thing that keeps them part.
Thrust together, first by a mistaken in identity and then on a mission to restore Royal's family fortune, Lily and Royal show from the very beginning that they are meant to be together.
Ms. Martin always writes fun, fast-paced, sexy stories that draw her readers in and keeps them glued to the pages. I haven't been disappointed by any of her books, and neither will you.