The light-hearted, hilarious and gorgeous novel from the much-loved classic author - 'The Jane Austen of our time.' There was no doubt Bella Parkinson was a success: the most promising actress in London, bright, sexy - and hopelessly scatterbrained - she was taking the town by storm. Rupert Henriques, dashingly handsome and wealthy enough to buy her every theatre in London if she wanted it, couldn't wait to marry her...But Bella had a secret in her past - and the one man who knew it was about to come into her life again. Worse, Rupert's sinister cousin Lazlo, for some reason of his own, was trying to prevent her marriage. Before she knew where she was, Bella found herself in real danger...Readers love Jilly Cooper: "Unputdownable." (Marian Keyes). "The funniest and sharpest writer there is." (Jenny Colgan). "Flawlessly entertaining." (Helen Fielding).