A duke, a spinster, a faux engagement; what could possibly go wrong?
For four seasons Lady Eunice was quite content with the mantle of wallflower. Bespectacled, frumpy, and put-upon by her overbearing mother, all she really wished to do was vanish from London once she came of age to inherit her fortune.
The sudden reappearance of her childhood sweetheart, the dashing Theodore Belhurst, soon changes her mind, and Lady Eunice decides that she does wish to wed after all.
But how does a girl so unremarkable, she’s often referred to as “Lady Who” attract the attention of society’s favoured son? Why, she enlists the help of a duke, of course! A faux engagement to the arrogant, abrasive, and sinfully handsome Duke of Belmont is certain to make Theodore notice her.
Never mind that she had to bribe the man into agreeing to her proposal, nor the fact that she cannot stand his haughty ways, as long as he helps her win Theodore’s heart, Eunice decides she can stomach pretending to be his betrothed for as long as is needed. But when she begins to see beneath the duke’s hard exterior, to the wounded man beneath, Eunice begins to wonder if she’s actually chasing the wrong man…
Aubyn Euripides Charles Cantwell, Sixth Duke of Belmont, was not looking to enter into a faux engagement. Still, when a meddling spinster suggests such a thing and threatens his operation as a spy for the Crown, he finds himself in just such a situation.
Despite his initial reluctance for the hare-brained scheme, Aubyn soon finds himself enchanted by the kind and brave Lady Eunice. A turbulent childhood had left him scarred, and uncertain that he could ever marry, but as Eunice delights in revealing his soft side, Aubyn wonders if perhaps she might be the woman to set him free from his dark past.
As the weeks pass and Eunice grows ever closer to snaring the charming but irresponsible Theodore, Aubyn realises that he must act quickly to ensure he does not lose his faux fiancée.
This sweet, laugh-out-loud, regency romance is the third book in The Fairfax Twins Series but can be listened as a standalone novel. If you adore romances with humour, wit, and a super sweet ending, you’re sure to love this great listen!