Like most young women in London in 1663, all orphaned Vivienne Burroughs has to look forward to is an arranged marriage. But unlike most young women, Vivienne is determined to rebel against her fate. Her parents married for love, and that is Vivienne's dearest wish, to find a man she loves, and marry him. Having fled from her home to escape from a loathsome prospective husband, Sir Philip Martlebury, Vivienne is found on the docks by Robert Harding, a solicitor. Rob's heart goes out to this young woman, and when he learns she is trying to escape from what is sure to be a miserable marriage, he advises her to find out anything unfavorable about Sir Philip that she can, in the hopes that her uncle will chose another husband for her. Rob and Vivienne never expect to meet again, but they do when Sir Philip hires Rob - to draw up the marriage contract! Before long, Rob and Vivienne find themselves falling in love, and they will have to overcome obstacles to be together. I read this book because I enjoyed others by the author, and I was not disappointed. I knew this story would end happily ever after, but the author kept me reading to find out how. I was also pleased by the setting of this book, which seemed to be a usual one for a historical romance
This book was a good read. It had a good plot and I liked the way that both the hero and heroine were actually in love before they made love. It made the love scene all the more sweeter. The fact that they have to struggle to be together makes the reader feel like they will always stay together no matter how hard things get.