Lady Olivia Cheltenham isn't the only young lady on the Marriage Mart--or the prettiest, or the wealthiest, or the most proper--so her desperate, destitute mother will do anything to bring her to the right gentleman's attention, even if that means throwing her own daughter into the Thames.
And quite frankly, independent, athletic, country-bred Olivia would rather swim for her life in the filthy Thames than try to wade through one more deadly boring Society ball. So when the target--er, eligible bachelor--tries to rescue her, she'd rather not, thank-you-very-much. Until of course, he starts to drown and she must rescue him instead.
Wet, exhausted and barely conscious, Olivia finds herself in the arms of a man who thinks she's perfect--that is, perfect for a man who has no intention of falling in love with his proper, demure society wife. Too bad Olivia doesn't find that out until after she's married...