Anne Weathersby and her servants are rumming a slightly humorous scam to prevent her brother, Robert from finding out that she has become a selling author.
As the author, Cassandra Drummond, she is using the proceeds from the sale of her books to make repairs on her brothers' estate and to provide her sister, Letty with a season in London.
Wouldn't you know that on the way to see her publisher, her coachman has to stop because there is a body laying in the road.
They rescue this man and take him home where she claims [must read to understan] he is her husband to Binny. Then finds out that the law is looking for him. [another humourous trap]
When she decides to take the Earl of Marsfield closer to London to leave him to be found, she again claims to be his wife.
And there begins a fascinating tale.
Her publisher wants her to fix a scene in her newest book of a gambling hell -- well of course, she has never seen one - now starts the plot of how to get into one.
Hilarious, entrancing and WOW, she finds herself in a bordello or house of ill-repute [grin] - her escapades and her illusions in which she involves Marsfield are quite ingenious.
Then she inlists the cooperation of Marsfield's two young men that he is mentoring and it just gets better.
And she almost misses out on her brother's problems with gambling and drinking, she is so involved with outfoxing Marsfield and falling in love with him and still avoiding him.
Definitely hard to put down - excellent writing -- most excellent characters.