Lord Samuel Travis’s irresponsible, rakish behavior has embarrassed his family for the final time. When word of his latest drunken antics reaches his brother Nigel, the new Marquess Currington, Sam is kicked out of the family’s townhouse with only the clothes on his back. Nigel delivers Sam an ultimatum: never return unless he can bring proof of evicting the illegal squatter occupying the old London property that Nigel wishes to liquidate.
Juliette Lacey has been living with her Uncle Alistair in the old London house, the home he had once shared with his late wife, Elspeth. Alistair is getting on in years and Juliette is concerned for the eccentric old man’s wellbeing. And when Sam arrives at the door delivering an eviction notice, to vacate the premises immediately, she fears this will be devastating to Alistair. Surely there must be some mistake.
Sam underestimates what a complicated task this will be, especially when he discovers that Nigel has not been completely honest with him. And once he meets Juliette, eviction is the last thing on his mind.
Nigel is a manipulative, self-serving tyrant who abuses his newly acquired power. Sam and Juliette are unlikely allies, caught in the Marquess’ clutches, each forced to do his bidding or suffer the consequences. Deception, secrets, setbacks and surprises carry the plot to a well-deserved happily ever after. Loved it.