Meet Mirabella Whittingham, currently she is going around kissing loads of men in London. Unknown to her though, her fiance is back in the country, after living for six years in America. Neither of them have ever met before, and when Camden, Viscount Stonehurst meets a young lady he is captivated. However, when he finds this woman again she is in the arms of another man, and kissing; also he finds that she is his betrothed. Both of them being forced into an engagement that they had no say in, things look like they will be called off. With Camden's family in dire straits though, if the engagement is called off the dowry already handed over will have to be returned. Coming to a deal with Mirabella they decide to keep engaged until Camden can raise enough finances to put his family back on a steady footing.
There are definite strong feeling between the couple, but is it love?, or just lust? With Mirabella being caught out in another exploit by Camden, the truth finally comes out. Mirabella's aunt had a ward, Sarah, who was Mirabella's closest friend. Sarah had died the year before in her sleep, but Mirabella has read Sarah's diary, and knows that it was suicide, due to the way she had been treated by a man. Mirabella is determined to avenge her friend, and with the help of Camden they try to do just that.
To be honest, as this was on promo I thought I would download it out of curiosity and I must admit that I was soon into the story, and found it quite enjoyable. The question of who the rake was who made Sarah take her life, and whether Mirabella and Camden will stay together or not are really quite predicatable, but this is well enough written and is a great piece of escapism, so it is easy to overlook its pitfalls. I should warn you that there are a few 'naughty bits' in this, but if you want to read something to daydream over women should find this worth while.