It is 1897 and nineteen-year-old Parisienne, Amalie Bouchard, must move in with her aunt and uncle following the death of her parents. Although she is heiress to a substantial fortune, she cannot control her funds until she turns twenty-one. With a new century on the horizon, the heiress has no intention of marrying, instead preferring to view herself as a modern woman.
When Amalie arrives in London, she begins renovating her aunt and uncle’s outdated townhouse while her aunt becomes determined to see her niece happily married. At a dinner party ostensibly held to show off the newly renovated townhouse, sparks fly when Amalie meets one of the invited guests. Leopold Blakeley is a handsome, wealthy bachelor who Amalie’s aunt considers to be a perfect match for her niece despite his broody reputation and another female competing for his attention. After their conversation, Amalie is overcome with a whirlwind of emotions as Leopold makes his feelings known. But is London’s most unattainable bachelor charming enough to lure her away from Amalie’s plans for a life of freedom?
In this historical romance, an heiress determined to remain unmarried amid nineteenth century London meets a bachelor who may just change her mind.