A Matter of ClassBook - 2010
After his father forces him to become engaged to Lady Annabelle Ashton, a woman who has been disgraced by a scandal, Reginald Mason finds that his new fiancâee shares his resentment toward the impending marriage.
Though Reginald Mason, Senior, wishes to use Annabelle to propel his family up the social ladder, his son does not wish to marry her, preferring instead to live the wild, single life he is accustomed to. With this, Reginald Senior serves his son an ultimatum: marry Annabelle, or make do without family funds. Having no choice, Reginald consents, and enters into a hostile engagement in which the prospective bride and groom are openly antagonistic, each one resenting the other for their current state of affairs while their respective fathers revel in their suffering.
So begins an intoxicating tale rife with dark secrets, deception, and the trials of love—a story in which very little is as it seems.
After his father forces him to become engaged to Lady Annabelle Ashton, a woman who has been disgraced by a scandal, swinging bachelor Reginald Mason finds that his new fiancée shares his resentment toward the impending marriage, in a Regency romance by the best-selling author of Slightly Wicked.