Oliver Sharpe, the Marquess of Stoneville, has been Londonâ€™s most notorious rake for years. Fed up with his behavior, his grandmother threatens to disinherit him if he doesnâ€™t tame his wild ways and wed within the year. Outraged, Oliver decides to hire a woman from a brothel to pose as his fiancĂ©e to prove that he canâ€™t be forced into marriage. When he meets Maria Butterfield, a beautiful American woman who is searching for her fiancĂ© in the most unlikely of places, he knows sheâ€™s perfect for his ruse. But before long, Oliver finds himself willing to risk anything to make Maria hisâ€”even his heart, and the dark secret he hides inside it.Filled with larger-than-life characters and lively dialogue, this sizzling romance proves once again that Sabrina Jeffries is a â€śgrand mistress of storytellingâ€ť ( Romantic Times ).