A forced Groom. A switched bride. And a lot of lies. . . Lord Gillian Tremayne has the perfect life. Society embraces him. Women love him. Men emulate him. He’s rich. Intelligent. Eligible. Tall. Incredibly handsome. Charming. And trapped. There is nothing worse than marriage to Helen Bingham – a black-mailing, evil-spirited woman with a soiled reputation. . . Except the woman behind the wedding veil. Helene Bingham’s had more than enough trouble in her short life. And nobody’s ever around to help. That’s why she invented Brandy – the wench of loose morals, sharp tongue, and fast reflexes. Brandy finds it a grand jest to stand in for her cousin at the wedding, and there’s a bonus: Is saves Helene, too. At least, until the groom finds out. . . Helene’s quick, but even she has trouble keeping up with her new husband. He’s the only one she can’t fool. He’s got wit to go with his handsome face, honor to match his words, kisses that seduce, and sensual skills. . . Where is Bandy when she needs her? The Splendors of Court A world of intrigue, lust, and high fashion. And a forbidden love. 1740 France A position in the highest of places – French aristocracy. Noble antecedents as the only daughter of a powerful man – the Comte d’Antillion. Rich, wine growing acreage for her dowry – Savignen Valley. A powerful husband – the Duc de Berchald. Security as chatelaine of the family’s castle – Chateau Berchand. In the world of high French society, purity has no value. Love, even less. The world revolves around intrigue and power plays, decadence and debauchery, self-indulgence and sin, violence and lust. Illicit love isn't just sinful. It's foolish. It makes one vulnerable. Weak. For in the world in which Giselle was born, love is just another weapon.