Sara Fleming is an American Heiress who is distraught when her parents whisk her away to England away from the man she loves. Her family while part of the aristocracy are also known for the women being savvy business women. Sara is anxiously waiting for her betrothed to come for her. Her family are suspicious that this man is a conman and agree with a plan to pretend to have lost all their money to test the man.
Christopher Townsend, the Earl of Bridgeton, is in need of a wealthy wife. His father left him with mounting debts and he must marry to protect his family. He tries to resist his desire to Sara because for one she is not wealthy, and she has promised herself to another.
I loved Christopher as a main character, however you know your in trouble when you hope for him to marry someone else. Sara is a childish immature girl who is undeserving of him. She throws temper tantrums and is willing to be intimate with Christopher all while planning on running away with her betrothed. She drew my disgust from the first instance of meeting her. She was contemplating throwing herself off the ship rather than be without her love. It sickened me. Suicide is not something to be trivialised. She is not reprimanded in anyway by her parents and did not give it a second thought.
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