It’s far easier to hide in the shadows than risk being hurt. When a very imperfect earl happens to be caught up in a scandal that forces him to marry the perfect lady, he can't help but worry all his fears have just come true.
Lord Youngtown wants to marry. Though he tells everyone it’s because he needs an heir, deep down he’s a romantic at heart and longs for a love match. A simple scandal not of his doing gives him a lady who isn’t the kind of lady he wants, but it might give him the lady he needs.
In order to fit in with London society, Lord Whitney pretends to be betrothed. When it comes time for him to produce a lady, he seeks out one who will be willing to play along with his scheme. But then he starts to fall in love with her, and what started out as a simple plan is no longer so simple after all.