"His plans for the future did not include socializing to any degree and a housekeeper could take care of his living quarters. So why did he need to be burdened with a wife?"
Thanks to her father's reckless gambling and subsequent death, Miranda is left with no other options than to work at her brother-in-law's theater as an actress. Surely her love for Shakespeare will help her be successful. When her brother-in-law is wrongly arrested, Miranda and her sister find themselves desperate for money to free him. Lord Justin Devereux's uncle demands that he settle down and marry before he can access his inheritance. Preferably to the woman his aunt has picked out for him. But Justin won't give in. What he needs is a temporary fiance...someone to act like a respectable woman he will settle down with. Perhaps they can help each other. Will their masquerade convince everyone?
My Opinion: This is in essence what a regency romance book should be. It is cute, funny and has a wonderfully sweet romance. Miranda is a great character with strength and appeal. Her willingness to do what she needs to and not give in to the fate dealt to her is admirable. Justin is sweet and shows wonderful growth and is a great hero. His drive to gain access to his fortune and leave London is admirable and creates an unusual situation. Their romance is sweet and fun and toe-tingling. The various side characters were wonderful, both good and bad. This story kept me coming back for more. I would highly recommend this one.
I received a free copy of this book for review. No other compensation was given. The summary and review are 100% my own.