A Lively Masquerade . . . It was a most outrageous scheme – but most necessary if Olivia Fenshawe was to save her brother's reputation. Cutting her hair and donning his clothes, she daringly assumed his post as secretary to the dashing Earl of Worth - and fervently hoped her irresponsible brother would return before anyone was the wiser.
But when Olivia took a bullet meant for the Earl, her true gender was most unceremoniously revealed. Irked at being duped by a young lady and determined to trap his would-be assassin, the infuriating Worth now demanded that Olivia pose as his fiancée. In return, the Earl would kindly keep his silence regarding the scandalous masquerade. It was an impossible situation for Olivia . . . and one made more so by the disturbing warmth of her "betrothed's" touch and the gentle awakening of her own heart.