A man of honor, Alexander Hallworth, Marquess of Pembrooke, will not rest until he exacts revenge on the man who destroyed his family. Just one more piece must fall into place for him to succeed. He needs to convince his enemy’s fiancée, the tragically beautiful Lady Claire Cavensham, to marry him instead.
Lady Claire’s curse has always left her one misstep away from social ruin Her past three engagements have gone awry, and now her fourth is headed in the same direction. . .until Alex, a man she barely even knows, shocks the ton and Claire by announcing their engagement. What begins as a sham turns into something deeper, and more passionate, than either Claire or Alex could have imagined. But when their secrets are revealed, will the truth behind their union scandalize them both or is their love strong enough to break the curse and lead them toward their happily ever after
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Poor Claire has gone through a lot over the years. It seems that love is always destined to hide from her. Its as if she will end up spending her life always engaged but never actually getting married. All that changes the minute that Alexander decides to enact revenge against the man he blames for the destruction of his family. Now even though their relationship didn’t start with love an convention what comes from it is nothing short of amazing. I loved how Claire shows Alexander to love and how Alexander proves to Claire that she is not cursed and can accept that she deserves happiness.