Adventures in Romance Writing...
'Delightful...one of my must-read rom coms of the year'
Evie Dunmore USA Today bestselling author
The first book in the Merriwell Sisters series,
Never Fall for Your Fiancée is a hilarious, sparkling historical romantic comedy from Virginia Heath.
The last thing Hugh Standish, Earl of Fareham, wants is a wife. Unfortunately for him, his mother is determined to find him one, even from across the other side of the ocean. So Hugh invents a fake fiancée to keep his mother's matchmaking at bay.
Minerva Merriwell has struggled to support herself and her two younger sisters ever since their father abandoned them. Opportunities for work are few and far between, so when Hugh asks Minerva to pose as his fiancée while his mother is visiting, the offer is too good to pass up.
But once Minerva and her sister's arrive at Hugh's estate, nothing goes according to his meticulous plan. As hilarity and miscommunication ensue, Hugh and Minerva's fake engagement starts to turn into a real romance. But can they trust each other when their relationship started with a lie?
'The perfect mix of romance and intrigue...this is a gem'
Publishers' Weekly starred review
Filled with whip-smart banter, swoony romance, hilarious mishaps, and twisty reveals that will make you gasp and laugh in delight.
Diana Merriwell and Giles Sinclair only tolerate one another for the sake of their nearest and dearest. Everyone believes that the two of them are meant to be together, but Diana and Giles know that their constant pithy barbs come from a shared disdain—not a hidden attraction. Diana loves the freedom of working at the newspaper too much to give it up for marriage, and Giles is happily married to his bachelor lifestyle. But they do have one thing in common—the secrets they can’t risk escaping.
When Giles’ father unexpectedly turns up his toes, it’s only a matter of time before someone comes crawling out of the woodwork who knows the true circumstances of his only son's birth. As the threat of blackmail becomes real, Giles must uncover the truth of his parentage first, or else he and all those who depend upon him will be ruined—and dogged bloodhound Diana is his best hope at sniffing out the truth. As Giles and Diana dive into his family’s past, the attraction proves impossible to ignore. Soon, the future of the Sinclair estate isn’t the only thing on the line…