The third member of the "Terrible Threesome" is about to finally meet his match and in more ways than one. Andrew Terwillger, Earl of Dugdale has returned to London with full coffers and is ready to hit the town with his friends. Problem is his friends Chandler and John are now happily married and prefer their wives company to hanging out at the club. Andrew loves ladies but he has no plans on jumping into matrimony...in any way shape or form...but, alas, fate has different plans for this rake. Big plans.
Agatha Loudermilk thinks that the ghost of the only man she has ever loved wants her to return to London with her niece Olivia Banning. Livy has no wish to enter society and find a good match with a titled gentleman. Her mother did this, and so did her beloved aunt with sadly disappointing circumstances. She wants to be happy and a Ton marriage is not the answer. So when her aunt insistent she goes to London not to find a match, but instead to find a ghost. Yes, a ghost her aunt is convinced that Lord Pinkwater wants her there. This sets off a whole series of events that no one could imagine. It's at a ball at the townhouse of Earl of Dugdale that Livy enters the lord's bedroom in search of the elusive ghost when she is caught in a compromising situation with the Earl and with the worst gossips as witnesses to her great fall.
The only answer to this bad situation is now a marriage of convenience with both the groom and bride less than thrilled. But, with the help of some otherworld interference and good old chemistry the worst thing to happen to them will turn out to be the best thing. After all love and romance is a wonderful reward.
Andrew and Olivia are strong characters although the love/hate conflict that the author employed did wear after a time. Still this story as with others by this talented author is populated with some of the most eccentric and entertaining characters out there. This was an entertaining effort that fans of the Regency Romance genre will appreciate.
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