Kerrigan Belmond has everything I don't have. A name that opens doors, more money than god, an Oxford education, and rumors that she's caught the eye of Spencer Byrd, the heir to one of England'smost powerful aristocratic families. I'm an orphan, running from a tragedy I can't face. Being mistaken for her is flattering until her father arrives at my door with an indecent proposal.
His daughter has fled her perfect life, and he wants me to step into her shoes until she can be coaxed back to her pedestal.
The arrangement is simple. For one year, I will be Kerrigan Belmond. The perfect daughter. The charming socialite. The ideal future wife. For one year, I will do anything she would do. And for one year, I will keep the attention of Spencer at all costs.
I can't say no, but as soon as I meet Spencer and his brother I realize the mistake I've made. To the outside world, the Byrds are London society and Spencer is the golden boy groomed to become prime minister. Behind closed doors, his family is as twisted and tangled as the web I'm walking into.
Spencer demands loyalty. He expects discretion. And he's ready to claim the woman he's been promised in every way. Keeping him happy means I might lose more than a year of my life, but I can't turn down the proposition. Not with what the Belmonds have promised me in return.
GENEVA LEE is the New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author of over a dozen novels, including the Royals Saga which has sold two million copies worldwide. She lives in Poulsbo Washington with her husband and three children, and she co-owns Away With Words Bookshop with her sister.
Geneva is married to her high school sweetheart. He's always the first person to read her books. Sometimes, he reads as she writes them. Last year, they were surprised by finding out Geneva was pregnant with their third child. They welcomed a beautiful baby girl in 2020.
When she isn't working or writing, Geneva likes to read, bake ridiculous cakes, and watch television. She loves to travel and is always anxious to go on a new adventure.