Charlotte is no milk-and-water Miss. Fom childhood she has had to cope with scandalous whispers, selfish men, abandonment, and lately financial and legal hardship. Judging by her own family's aristocratic connections, she considers society a bunch of useless popinjays.
What will happen when Charlotte is forced to stay with those noble relatives in the guise of a young, innocent debutante? There is at least one person in London who could recognize her, and could cause instant ruin.
Given her precarious position, falling in love with a handsome earl's son is the last thing Charlotte expected, or wanted. James has no idea of the secret impediments that prevent any happy outcome. Charlotte for her part is adamantly set against anything illicit; she has had to fight too hard for respectability to give it up, even for love.
Can these two lovers overcome the obstacles fate has put in their path? James in particular will have to use all his wits and wiles in a situation that most men would consider hopeless.
Note: This is the novel which gave rise to the Amberley Chronicles. The series currently comprises nine books, each with a complete arc.