Most women would not be pleased to be labelled a spinster. But Lady Poppy Smith-Barnes isn t most women. In fact, Poppy has invented imaginary fiancé, the Duke of Drummond, to deter some unwanted suitors. A very useful fellow, this duke, until the real Drummond turns up and uses Poppy s ploy to trap her in a betrothal. A good spy flies below the radar. Which is why being named one of the Prince Regent s Impossible Bachelors is so inconvenient for Nicholas Staunton. Every society female will be out to ensnare him. Nicholas needs a fiancée and Poppy s ruse is the answer. How could he have known she d be brazen, sensual siren with an irresistible taste for adventure? Now nothing less will do than to convince his fiery Poppy to revoke her spinster status for good.