A romantic mystery
When Morganna Ashworth’s father leaves a crushing burden of debt for his widow and daughter, there seems to be no way out – until Sloan Montgomery suggests marriage. Once Morganna is his wife, he’ll save her mother from the Ashworth debt – and in return, he’ll acquire the place in society he’s always wanted.
But can their straightforward bargain become more?
Six months after the wedding, Sloan and Morganna are stuck in a wary stalemate, maneuvering around the undeniable awareness that has sprung out of living under the same roof. But neither is willing to make the first move to change their marriage of inconvenience.
Then Sloan’s business burns. Instead of millions coming in, money is flowing out in torrents. Worse, the fire investigator is certain the blaze was arson, and everyone – including Sloan and Morganna – is under suspicion.
Can the business come back from the crushing loss? Can Sloan and Morganna figure out who really set the fire – and why? And can a marriage made for all the wrong reasons survive the pressure that comes with losing money, business, reputation – and perhaps even freedom?
Will an arson investigation kill their marriage…or save it?