Chelsea Grant hadn't planned to be a deceiver! She had been the prettiest--and most penniless--young lady at Miss Farringdon's Academy. Befriending spoiled Alayna Marchmont and telling her about a family scandal was a schoolgirl's naive mistake. Now, Alayna has blackmailed Chelsea into agreeing to an utterly outrageous scheme--to pretend to be Alayna and spend a dull month in the country with Alayna's elderly aunt!
The plan might have worked, but for one unforeseen occurrence; the arrival of Lord Rathbone. Rathbone had sailed from Honduras to claim the bride who had been promised him, sight unseen--Miss Alayna Marchmont. And he wasn't disappointed; in fact, he is completely captivated by his lovely "fiancee."
As for Chelsea, she develops a powerful tendre for the dashing, if misled, nobleman. It's an affair of the heart that could lead to disaster...unless a resourceful Brighton beauty finds a way to stop this foolish masquerade without losing a handsome lord's love.