When she comes to London, wealthy Miss Agatha Cunnington wants only to find her missing brother, James, and to escape from the advances of Repulsive Reggie, her neighbor's son back in Appleby.
Fresh from the country, with a healthy appetite for life, Agatha has her own creative method of making her way--which is to lie well and willingly as the occasion calls for it. Unfortunately, her elaborate house of cards is built on the one thing she doesn't have--a husband.
Her answer...to make one from the best material she can find in a hurry--Simon, the handsome chimneysweep who has come to rescue her from the horrors of unsightly sooty buildup. The intensity behind his blue eyes is disturbing to her cheerful equilibrium, but she is happy to find that he cleans up extremely well!
Until she finds out what Simon is really after...