There's only one way for Miss Psyche Hill to gain control of her inheritance: marriage. Unfortunately, potential suitors have been run off by her uncle, who hopes to keep Psyche's money in the family--his family. Unwilling to marry her obnoxious cousin but desperate for financial independence, Psyche hatches a stunning scheme: invent an aristocratic fiance, and then hire an actor to bring him to life. . .
Gamester Gabriel Sinclair is adept at brilliant performances, yet despite his talent for cards, he's never been mistaken for an actor--until a carriage whisks him away from hired thugs and off to a betrothal party. Posing as the actor hired to be Psyche's fictitious fiance is a challenge Gabriel accepts, for Psyche unwittingly offers him a safe haven from his pursuers. But scandal, and a whirlwind of danger, threaten if Gabriel's ruse--and his past--is uncovered. Despite her resolve not to trust this enigmatic impostor, the passion that Psyche finds in Gabriel's arms may be the one truth in the center of deception. . .