One of Marie Claire's most eagerly awaited romances for the year 2021!
One of the most anticipated fall books of 2021, according to Cosmopolitan!
The Best Summer Read of 2021, according to BuzzFeed!
Going toe-to-toe with a brooding Scotsman is a bold move for a respectable suffragist, but what else can an unwilling bride do when he happens to be her unexpected husband?
Hattie Greenfield, a London banking heiress, had only three desires in life:
1. Becoming well-known as an artist.
2. It is a worthy cause.
3. Marriage to a young lord who epitomizes gentlemanship.
Why, then, does this Oxford scholar find herself at the altar with Lucian Blackstone, a darkly attractive financier whose shady past and ruthless business practices terrify Britain's peerage? Hattie has a habit of going too far on a fun little adventure. Now she's stuck with a snobbish Scot who could spell the end of her dreams....
Lucian sees an opportunity when his business rival's daughter practically falls into his lap. He has vast wealth but little power as a self-made man, and Hattie could be the key to finally putting long-held political plans into action. He has no room for his new wife's apprehensions or romantic notions, bewitching as he finds her, because he is driven by an old desire for vengeance.
A trip to Scotland, on the other hand, casts everything in a new light. Hattie gradually recognizes the real Lucian and realizes she has a chance to win it all–if she is willing to lose her heart.... Read More