Chloe Muirhead is running from her father and the ton after several disastrous seasons. She takes refuge at her mother's godmother's home where she acts as companion to the Duchess of Worthington. She has given up ever finding a husband and having a family. She soons meets Ralph Stockwood, the duchesses grandson, and comes up with a plan that might work for the both of them.
Ralph knows that he needs to get married and provide an heir as the next in line to the dukedom. But after being the only survivor of the Napoleonic Wars amongst his friends, he has nothing to offer a wife except his title, money and position in society. When Chloe proposes to him, he believes that might be the solution. She is older and knows that love will never be a part of their marriage.
But what happens when both Chloe and Ralph realize that their hearts have entered the equation?
Just as with the other stories in the Survivors' Club series, I enjoyed watching Ralph realize that he wasn't as broken as he thought he was or as cold-hearted. Both Chloe and Ralph go into this marriage to satisfy certains needs. Chloe wants children to love and Ralph needs an heir.
There was no denying the attraction between Chloe and Ralph. It was there from their very first meeting. They thought that they could keep that attraction at the physical level and both are surprised when their hearts are touched.
I can't wait for the next book in the series, which is Imogen's story. I comes out in September.
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