2/5; 2 stars; C-A few years ago I started on a project to find and read all of this author's backlist. My sister Joan had quite a few but not this one. I am thankful that Mary Balogh is re-issuing some of these older books but they tend to be 'hit and miss' for miss. This one is a miss.This could have been quite a sweet story about the counterfeit betrothal between Lady Sophia and Lord Francis but the couple that took over the story and completely ruined it for me was Lady Sophia's parents, Marcus and Olivia. They wasted 20 years of their lives, still in love with each other but never having the honesty or backbone to deal with their misunderstandings and sort out their issues. Balogh is a favorite author of mine but sometimes in her books she pulls the martyr card. I really don't like it. I really enjoyed the dynamic between Sophia and Francis, it was cute, but I really can't recommend this book.