Miss Caroline Hargreaves is just the sort of respectable spinster that rakish Andrew, Lord Drake, is looking for in a sham engagement! She is perfectly content to take care of her mother and brother in the family’s lovely London town home, however, when she learns that her brother is squandering the family bank, Andrew seizes the opportunity to propose: If she can pretend to fall in love with Andrew, enough to convince his father to re-include Andrew in the will, then Andrew will stop gambling and partying with Caroline’s brother. As soon as the town sees their faux-love, and Andrew is back in the will, then Caroline’s brother will be fine, and everything will go back to normal.
Don’t call her a blue-stocking just yet; she might be sweet and innocent with her glasses, but Caroline is not afraid to call out Lord Drake on his awful rakehell behavior. Die-hard Lisa Kleypas fans might recognize Andrew, Lord Drake, as the villainous brother of Logan Scott from Because Your Mine. Andrew only knows Caroline or “Caro,” as his friend’s sister. She only knows him as a Super Rake that her brother parties with too much.