This is book one in the House of Trent Series.
Sarah Osborne has been in love with Simon Hawkins, the duke of Trent, since she met him. Being the gardener's daughter, Sarah knows that nothing could ever come from it.
A forbidden kiss leaves Simon wanting more, but his strict moral code keeps him from pressing Sarah for more. When the Duchess of Trent goes missing, Sarah is promoted to lady's companion. Simon wants someone to help his sister while they are in London investigating his mother's disappearance.
Simon knows that it is time to get married and produce the needed heir, but he can't stop thinking about Sarah. Unfortunately, he needs the proper bride and soon becomes betrothed.
Between the blackmail, the missing Duchess and all the secrets being kept, will Simon and Sarah find happiness?
I LOVED this book. Simon tried so hard to keep his family from scandal, but it seemed to just come knocking at his door. I loved that he finally did something for himself and not to save the family name. I found myself laughing out loud and loving every minute of the love story. I have definitely fallen in love with the Trent family and can't wait for the remaining stories in the series. Next in line is Lukas, the family bad boy! I can't wait to see who tames him.