“Someday Daisy would learn the truth. He knew it with a bone-deep certainty: somehow, she would discover that he had deliberately set out to make her marry him, that he had pretended to fall in love…and she would never forgive him.”
Theodora Saxby, known to her best friend James as Daisy, but to herself as Theo, knows that she’s not very pretty. But as long as she can get one man to fall in love with her, that’s all she needs, right? She’s chosen George with eyes like her favorite puppy’s for the honor of becoming her husband. Now all she needs to do is make him fall in love with her.
Unfortunately, fate, in the guise of her guardian and James’s father, has other plans. The Duke has decided that Theo must marry James. Both of their fortunes depend on it. But James thinks of Daisy as a sister, doesn’t he? Of course he’s noticed her as a woman but she’s his best friend. How can he possibly make her fall in love with him without being a complete cad?
James comes up with a plan to pretend to court Theo. That should help her along in her quest for George’s favor and give James enough time to come up with a better solution.
What could possibly go wrong? They certainly couldn’t be falling in love, could they?