After Bliss Worthington’s plans to marry a duke go awry and she winds up wed to his bastard brother instead, the couple enters into a battle of wills that may end up in a happy-ever-after if they can sift through fact and fiction while opening their hearts to the truth.
Bliss has arranged to marry Lord Neville Danton, Duke of Camberton in a “secret, midnight wedding,” but when it comes time to sign the register, she discovers she’s been tricked into marrying the duke’s illegitimate brother, sea captain Morgan Pryce, instead. Bliss and Neville adore each other, so she’s confused by Morgan’s derisive accusations that she’s a gold digger taking advantage of his half brother’s trust and good nature. Trying to convince him that she has Neville’s best interests at heart only complicates their relationship further, giving Morgan the opportunity to twist her protests into a challenge to spend more time with him in order to prove her intentions. Bliss reluctantly agrees, but their time together confuses her, since she must admit to stronger feelings for him than she ever had for his brother. Trying to understand her own heart, Bliss attempts to visit Neville, but when she is accosted by his uncle, she begins to realize who exactly benefits from the state of affairs that has turned Neville’s closest allies into perceived enemies. Meanwhile Morgan is falling for Bliss but still doesn’t trust her, especially when she tries to question his uncle’s motives. When a shocking event pits the brothers against each other in dangerous ways, Bliss and her notorious cousins will have to figure out how to save the day. Bradley continues her Worthington series (I Thee Wed, 2016, etc.) with a fresh, bright title that features two unconventional main characters meant to be together despite their problematic start and the inimitable, winning Worthington family. Bliss especially is a unique and enchanting revelation readers will love.
A little bit of everything—humor, secrets, betrayals, misunderstandings, sexual tension, breathtaking romance—adds up to a completely delightful read.