A French pirate of smoldering passions, Justin St. Briac will never marry. However, when his manipulative mother beckons him to her deathbed in Cornwall, he succumbs to her plea that he take a bride.
Mouette Raveneau, once the toast of the London ton, has been ruined by her dead husband's crimes. With two adolescent sons and no means of support, she reluctantly takes refuge in Cornwall.
A Pretend Marriage....
To grant his mother's dying wish, Justin devises an elaborate charade. Her days are numbered, after all, and soon he'll return to his life of unfettered romantic conquests and adventure in France.
But what if his mother isn't really dying? And what if he begins to enjoy the very thing he's avoided his whole life?