At twenty-four, Miss Phillida Morgan is comfortable in her spinsterhood. Yet if she must wed, she intends to choose well. Alas, most of the ton's candidates are bores, poseurs, or both. So Phillida enlists her abigail's assistance, for who better to gauge a man's character than his servants? But her strategy flies out the window when she encounters handsome Lucas Strathedene, a legendary rake who is definitely not marriage material. If only he weren't possessed of a delicious wit. If only she could remain sensible and rein in her runaway heart.
Never has Lucas been so entertained or piqued. For he and the enchanting Miss Morgan have only just met, when she informs him that she will not consider him when looking for a husband. Of course, she has no idea that he is on the market for a wife, that in fact, he has his butler searching for the paragon. Still, there are very few women who'd reject him so handily. It is the beginnig of a most unusual friendship. But when both find overbearing relatives breathing down their necks, Lucas proposes a sham engagement...never realizing he'll soon be wishing it were anything but pretend.
Phillida Morgan enlists her abigail's assistance in her search for a husband. At the same time, Lucas Strathdene has appointed his butler to help him find a wife. What will happen when the two servants join forces?