Summary: Fanny overhears her childhood friend Brixton state his wager that he won't marry until he's 50 and that it most certainly will not be Fanny. Fanny, whose reputation is obviously damaged by such a wager, bets him that she will have him heart-broken over her in 6 weeks.
This book did not have the best plotline, I must admit, but it was certainly not terrible. I spent 3/4 of the book trying to figure out why Fanny was interested in Brix instead of Drury, Brix's friend. I fell in love with Drury, why didn't she? Hopefully, Sir Douglas Drury will get his own book (hint, hint, Ms. Moore, if you just so happen to be reading my oh-so-humble opinion).
In all, not a bad read, although you'll want to beat Fanny with a sharp object for all her holier-than-thou whining, "Oh, Brix, I'm so in love with you, despite that terrible wager you made. I should hate you, you bad bad man, and yet...I still love you." Brix has his annoying moments too, "Oh, Mommy and Daddy didn't love me. My brother picked on me. Oh, I am so unworthy." Granted neither truly said these things, but that's the gist of their dialogue and inner struggle.
I'm a big fan of friends-turned-lovers stories--more realistic that way, I guess--so I still managed to enjoy the book. If you aren't, DON'T buy it. It will just annoy you to death. Wait for Drury's book. I'm sure it'll be much much MUCH better.