Fluer Toogood, eligible country miss of five daughters decends on London for a luanch from her mother's old friend. Enter Lord Dominic. A romp thru the marriage mart leads Fluer to understand that everything she wants in a man is her escort Lord Dominic. Fun and flirty
Dominic Elliot and his brother, Nathan, are trying to rid Regency-era London of a vile predator who calls himself the Silken Cat. He kidnaps young women, holds them overnight for ransom, promising to release them with virtue intact. When a maid is abducted in place of her mistress and her employers dismiss her, Dominic convinces his mother to hire her at the family manse. In order to make the deal work, Dominic agrees to take Fleur Toogood, the impoverished daughter of a country vicar, under his wing and find her a suitable husband. An independent young woman with high standards and a penchant for solving problems, Fleur spies on Dominic (who is finding no man worthy of her) and puts herself in the path of danger. Although entertaining enough, this historical lacks the steamy heat that Cameron brings into her popular contemporary suspense novels.
Reverend Toogood worries that he does not have enough money to provide dowries for his five daughters. To insure he does, he knows he must marry off the first one to a wealthy aristocrat, which will ease entry for the remaining foursome. He selects his second oldest child, Fleur as the best bet since she is the prettiest of his offspring.
Fleur detest her father's plan and is appalled to learn that her mother's friend the Duchess of Granville will sponsor her. She wants to marry for love not money so she will meet her sire's commitment of seeking a wealthy suitor, but refuses to wed for anything that excludes a deep love between her and her spouse. The Duchess drafts her son Dominic Elliot to escort the mouthy opinionated rustic. He wants her gone as she interferes with his efforts to uncover the identity of who is abducting well to do women while she tries to learn what his great secret is even as they fall in love with one another.
Fleur Toogood is beautiful, opinionated and has a disastrous inclination to speak her mind. And she refuses to marry without love. But as the most eligible of Reveren Toogood's five daughters, she has been charged with making a brilliant match that will imprive her family's fortune. So to appease her father, she agrees to be escorted around London by Lord Dominic Elliot.
Fleur Toogood is beautiful, opinionated and has a disastrous inclination to speak her mind. And she refuses to marry without love. But as the most eligible of Reverend Toogood's five daughters, she has been charged with making a brilliant match that will improve her family's fortune. So to appease her father, she agrees to be escorted around London by Lord Dominic Elliot.
But Lord Dominic proves to be a most arrogant and secretive chaperon. He takes his duties toward her very seriously, though he shows little interest in her otherwise. Worse, he insists on giving the most annoying advice - advice she doesn't need because she has devised The List, questions designed to assess a male's potential as a satisfactory husband, knowing no man can meet her high standards. But as she is introduced to one elegible gentleman after another, it becomes painfully clear- the only man who scored high enough to interest her is Dominic himself.