It was supposed to be a simple arrangement…
When Valerie’s designated match from the Arkadia Brides Agency offers her a deal that involves a quick marriage and divorce, she can’t believe her good luck. She can realize her dream of opening a tea shop, and without a pesky husband around she can send for her beloved sisters to join her. But as soon as she meets the blue-eyed giant who wants her to pretend to be in love with him, she is instantly, annoyingly attracted to him.
Atlas lives a quiet life of leisure. His only problem is a caveat in his grandfather’s will that means he will lose the family estate if he isn’t married by the age of thirty. So, he offers his match an arrangement – he gets his inheritance, and she gets a cut of the money to open her tea shop. Nobody falls in love, and nobody gets hurt. He just doesn’t expect his pretend bride to trigger an inescapable hurricane of lust and longing in him.
When a rival family member shows up and starts questioning their relationship, Valerie and Atlas suddenly find themselves a whole lot closer than they planned. They’re convinced they’re putting on a show to fool everyone else, but it seems more and more like the only people they are fooling are themselves.