Glee Pembroke had at nineteen received more than eight marriage proposals, unfortunately none of them were from Gregory Blankenship her brother's best friend. Glee has known Gregory all of her life and had loved him for most of it, but Gregory thinks of Glee as his best friends little sister.
Gregory Blankenship has never had the slightest intention of getting married but now with the death of his Father and the terms of the will dictating that if Gregory is not married by his twenty fifth birthday then the entire estate will go to his younger brother. Gregorys twenty fifth birthday is only six weeks away. Glee manages to discover this latest bit of news and proposes a marriage of convenience to Gregory but he will not hear of it. Desperate and not wanting the object of her love to marry anyone else Glee manages to make it look as if he as compromised her, Glee is ecstatic but,Gregory is furious. To try to smooth things over Glee promises she will be more like a best friend, and he can carry on with all of his usual pursuits including keeping his mistress. Secretly she intends to make him fall in love with her.
This is another entertaining and amusing read from this author. The scrapes that Glee gets herself into are by turn humorous, and at other times dangerous. Poor Gregory's life is turned upside down by his wife's behaviour, she is on first name terms with his close friends insisting she is one of the "bloods" and encourages them in their schoolboy pranks.
The story is well paced and balanced the characters are very believable and not all fussy as in some regency romances. A great addition to the series.