Lilah Chadwick is in for a rude awakening when she receives notice that her beloved father is about to marry a much younger woman. She sets off immediately for London to put a stop to the nonsense, her faithful servant in tow. While attempting to hire the only carriage at a small inn, she runs afoul of the man who has already commandered it; Adam Harleston, Earl of Drakely, or Drake to his friends. They discover that they are on the same mission, since it is his cousin, who has always planned to wed, that Lilah's father is about to marry. Though disliking the necessity, they travel together, trading barbs the whole way. Does their repartee mask deeper feelings?
Once in London, they find that Adam's cousin is willing to break her engagement and marry him, but is that what the oil and water couple truly wants?
***** Delightfully engaging, this novel will provoke laugh out loud moments as this pair comes to the realization that what they thought they wanted might be all together different from what they really want. In dark times, this frothy romance will entertain fans of Regency and historical romances alike. *****