Ellie doesn’t believe she is beautiful. What she is and can’t help is filthy rich. So during her season she’d had the not so welcome pleasure of fending off various fortune hunters. So she decides to take herself of the marriage mart.
Enter the rumored black baron. He is believed to have killed his brother to gain control of the title and wealth. The ton ostracizes him. Ellie has no idea of his reputation when she meets him. She believes he is called the black baron because he dresses in all black and is frequently covered in soot.
So what I liked about this book. It shows us two unlikely characters thrown together. They each see something in the other no one else had bothered to look for. They love each other and don’t care who knows about it. It’s a nice tale of two individuals finding love when they didn’t believe they’d ever find or deserve it in their lives.