The Trouble with Tigers
Faking an engagement is a slippery slope...
To thwart her guardian’s wicked plan to marry her, Lady Kitty Hastings turns to her late grandfather’s closest friend, the Earl of Claybourne. The earl’s scheme to hide her as a young male servant hits a snag when Lord Zeke Thurgood, the earl’s grandson and heir, returns home unexpectedly from one of his many ventures abroad.
Zeke can’t fathom why the earl favors his new servant, who seems woefully inadequate, and, more to the point Just. Plain. Wrong. Zeke witnesses Kitty’s unveiling when his grousing leads her guardian straight to her—landing Zeke in the role of Kitty’s fake fiancé.
Emphasis on fake. Zeke’s plans don’t include marriage, much less staying in England. Only after Kitty reassures him he lacks critical husbandly qualities does it dawn on him—Kitty’s irresistible mix of courage, determination and charm are exactly what he’s missing. Now he’ll need to convince her they’re a perfect match, or lose the best thing that ever happened to him.