It s all fun and games until someone falls in love Independent heiress Louisa Stratton is going home to Rosemont for the holidays and, at the family s request, she s bringing her new husband Maximillian Norwich, art connoisseur and artful lover, the man she s written of so glowingly. There s one hitch he doesn t exist. Louisa needs a fake husband, and fast, to make the proper impression. Charles Cooper, captain of the Boer War and with a background far from silver spoons or gilded cages, is so hard up that even Louisa s crazy scheme appeals to him. It s only thirty days, not till death do them part. What s so difficult about impersonating a husband, even if he doesn t know a Rembrandt from a Rousseau? The real difficulty is keeping his hands off Louisa once there s nobody around to see through their ruse. And then there s the small problem of someone at Rosemont trying to kill him. Keeping his wits about him and defending Louisa brings out the honor he thought he d left on the battlefield. But when Louisa tries to protect
him, Charles knows he s found a way to face his future in the arms of his heiress."