Meagan Fenwick hasn't had a happy Christmas since the death of her parents. Any hopes of this season being different are dashed when her stepbrother gambles away their estate -- and her hand in marriage. Shy Meagan would rather die than wed Lord Rothchild -- until she discovers she can't resist his charms.
Lord Barrett Rothchild was on a secret mission for Her Majesty's Secret Service to trap Lord Harold Fenwick, a suspected member of a dangerous, underground organization. He was determined to succeed, and what better way to keep an eye on Harold than by taking part in a sham marriage to his sister--a woman rumored to be so unattractive she hid herself away from society. But when Barrett sees Meagan, he's astonished by her beauty. Bound by duty, but tempted by desire, he is now torn between playing the charade of his life...or surrendering to a passion that could make his Christmas and his nights merry all year round.